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Early Origins of the Morvile family

The surname Morvile was first found in Berwickshire an ancient county of Scotland, presently part of the Scottish Borders Council Area, located in the eastern part of the Borders Region of Scotland, where Hugh de Morville held the Abbey of Selkirk afterwards known as Kelso about the year 1120. He subsequently became Constable of Scotland, and founder of Dryburgh Abbey. His successor, Andrew de Morewic acquired the lands of Selside in Cumberland where they held lands from Roger le Poitevin. Meanwhile in Northumberland, England at Morrick, many of the family held estates at about the same time. "This place was the head of the barony of Morwick, held by Hugh de Morwick in the reign of Edward I.; his ancestors were of considerable note, and distinguished for their wealth and power." [1]

Early History of the Morvile family

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Morvile Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Marwick, Morwick, Morville, Marewick, Morewick and others.

Early Notables of the Morvile family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Morvile family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Frank Mawick arrived in Texas in 1846 with a child.

  1. Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print. on Facebook