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Mureside History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Strathclyde-Briton people of ancient Scotland were the first to use the name Mureside. The Mureside family lived in Lanark, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.

Early Origins of the Mureside family


The surname Mureside was first found in Lanarkshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow. Today, Muirhead is a small suburb of Glasgow, about 7 miles North-East of the city center.

Early History of the Mureside family


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Mureside Spelling Variations


Medieval Scottish names are rife with spelling variations. This is due to the fact that scribes in that era spelled according to the sound of words, rather than any set of rules. Mureside has been spelled Muirhead, Morehead, Moorhead, Moorehead, Murehead and others.

Early Notables of the Mureside family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Mureside family to Ireland


Some of the Mureside family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Mureside family to the New World and Oceana


Many Scots were left with few options other than to leave their homeland for the colonies across the Atlantic. Some of these families fought to defend their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence. Others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these families have recently been able to rediscover their roots through Clan societies and other Scottish organizations. Among them: James and John Muirhead who were banished to the New World in 1685 by Judge Jeffreys. They settled in east New Jersey. Alexander Muirhead arrived in Pennsylvania in 1847..

The Mureside 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: Auxilio Dei
Motto Translation: By the help of God.


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