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Early Origins of the Morville family
The surname Morville was first found in Cumberland
where the family name was first referenced in the year 1154 when Peter Morville was recorded with estates. They were originally from Morville, arr Valognes in the canton of Briquebec in Normandy
. Another early record of the family was found in the royal burgh of Lauder in Berwickshire
. This parish was "granted in the early part of the 12th century, by David I., to Hugh de Moreville, constable of Scotland
. De Moreville gave the lands of Thirlstane, in the parish, to one of his kinsmen, whose grand-daughter conveyed them by marriage to Sir Richard Maitland, ancestor of the present Earl of Lauderdale, now the principal proprietor of the parish." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Morville family
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Morville Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Moorfield, Morefield, Mirefield, Moreville, Moorville, Morville, Morfield, Myrfield, Monfode, Nontfoyde and many more.
Early Notables of the Morville family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Morville family to Ireland
Some of the Morville family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Morville family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Morefield, who settled in Hingham, MA sometime between 1620 and 1650; John Morfield, who came to Boston in 1638; Joseph Morefield, who came to London, England
Contemporary Notables of the name Morville (post 1700)
- Sir Morville William Lascelles Wraxall (1922-1978), 8th Baronet
- Sir Morville William Wraxall (1862-1902), 6th Baronet
- Sir Morville William Nathaniel Wraxall (1834-1898), 5th Baronet