The surname O'Morison and its variants are phonetic interpretations of the Irish name O Muirgheasain. Over time, many of this name became known by the name Morrison; however the modern translation this Gaelic name is generally Bryson, and sometimes in County Mayo
, Price. There is also an English surname Bryson, and no doubt some of them have emigrated to Ireland
over the centuries.
Early Origins of the O'Morison family
The surname O'Morison was first found in Ulster
(Irish: Ulaidh), in Counties Donegal
and Derry, where it was first documented as Mrieson and other similar variants in the 17th century. O'Morison was listed in 1606 in County Donegal
, as well as O'Mrisane in 1659, which was considered a principal name of the county by the census of that year. In the Diocese of Derry, Bishop Montgomery called the erenagh of Clonmany in Inishowen
, Donatus O'Morison.
Early History of the O'Morison family
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O'Morison Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Bryson, Briceson, Mrieson, O'Mrisane, O'Morison, Morison and many more.
Early Notables of the O'Morison family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the O'Morison family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Hannah and James Bryson, who immigrated to New Brunswick in 1838; Catherine and Mary Bryson, who landed in New Orleans in 1849; Ann Bryson, who settled in St. John, New Brunswick in 1852.