from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
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of this family name include: MacMorran, MacMoran, MacMurrin, MacMorrion, MacMorane and many more.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Edward McMorran settled in New York in 1774; Jane McMoran settled in South Carolina with her husband and children in 1823.
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: Virtus virtutis praemium
Motto Translation: Virtue is its own reward.