Murcell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Murcell family

The surname Murcell was first found in Aberdeenshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland, where they held a family seat from ancient times. The name would seem to have no connection with either Morrison or Murray, and the development of the family seems to have taken place in the 14th century in the county of Aberdeen.

Early History of the Murcell family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Murcell research. Another 114 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1448, 1491, 1528, 1598 and 1791 are included under the topic Early Murcell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Murcell Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Murison, Murieson, Murrison, Murrieson, Muirson, Mureson and many more.

Early Notables of the Murcell family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Murcell family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Catherine Murison who settled with her two children in Boston Massachusetts in 1821.

Contemporary Notables of the name Murcell (post 1700) +

  • George Murcell (1925-1998), Italian-born, British character actor, known for Cutthroat Island (1995), The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964) and Year of the Gun (1991)

The Murcell Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Mediocriter
Motto Translation: With moderation. on Facebook
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