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In 1575, there lived in Austerfield, Yorkshire County, England, one William Bradford. It has been found impossible to trace the family beyond this point but there is strong probability that this William Bradford was a relative of the celebrated preacher martyr, John Bradford, who was burned at the stake at Smithfield [Eng.], January 31, 1555, for his opposition to papacy. It has also been supposed .....


Heraldry Database: Morgan

Morgan







Surname:  Morgan
Branch:  Morgan
Origins:  Welsh
More Info:  Wales

Background:  From the Old Welsh masculine name Morcant, which was possibly derived from Welsh mor "sea" and cant "circle". As a (possibly unrelated) feminine name it was used by Geoffrey of Monmouth for the Arthurian sorceress Morgan le Fay.


Motto:  Audaces fortuna juvat, Fortune favours the bold.
Arms:  Or, a griffin, segreant.
Crest:  A rein-deer's head or, attired gu.


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The name MORGAN is so old that it probably originated from Celtic Mythology in which the mother goddesses were MORRIGAN, MACHA and BODB. They were also sisters and took on the form of crows sitting on the shoulder of Cu Chulainn. The surname "Crowe" could therefore have a possible link.

Morrigan was the great Celtic Queen, a goddess of fertility, introducer of fear and irrationality. But nevertheless worshipped by the Keltoi before Christianity.

There may be a link with the Celtic tribe of CORNOVII, who settled in Mid-Wales and in the far north of Scotland.

The name MERRIGAN still persists in Ireland. Many Morgans in Ireland will have achieved their names from an Anglicisation of O'MUIREAGAIN.

PELAGIUS was probably born c.370AD in Britain, his birth being asserted by Prosper; Gennadius; Marius Mercator; Orosius and St. Augustine. Tradition has it that he changed his name to MORGAN (Seaborne). Jerome more precisely called him a Scot, ie, an Irishman.

The name MORGUND (Morgand) appears among the Dal Riadans who moved from Northern Ireland to Scotland in the 6th century. There are references in the "Book of Deer" the earliest example of Gaelic in a Scottish manuscript, now held in Cambridge University Library.

Name Variations:  Morgan, Morgans, Morganus, Morgund, Morgane, Morcant, Morgunn, Morgand, Merrigan, Morgainn, Mwynfawr, Morgannwg.

References:
One or more of the following publications has been referenced for this article.
The General Armory; Sir Bernard Burke - 1842.
A Handbook of Mottoes; C.N. Elvin - 1860.






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