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- Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:32 am
- Forum: Genealogy
- Topic: GUYON (GAVIN) MORRISON OF lONDONDERRY IRELAND
- Replies: 5
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There is a great deal of information on the Morrisons who went to Londonderry, NH in L. A. Morrison: "The History of the Morison or Morrison Family", which is available on the internet archive https:archive.org
The above information on "Charter" Samuel Morison, his brother David, and Abraham Holmes is confirmed by Charles Knowles Bolton in his Book Scotch Irish Pioneers in Ulster and America , pp. 259,260,263 (1910, reprinted in 2007 by Heritage Books). Bolton included a facsimile and transcription of the ...
Breadalbane is not a part of Scotland normally associated with Morrisons, but ... I just finished reading a reprint of William Gillies' book "In Famed Breadalbane". In it Gillies mentions that one Murdoch Morrison was the minister of the church in Lawers from 1878 through 1888. He also mentions a so...
Welcome! Have you heard from any of the Morrisons? To answer your MacLeod Question: The Leading Family in Clan MacLeod are the MacLeods of Dunvegan, in Skye, the chiefly family. There are, of course, many MacLeods from Skye who are not members of the chiefly family. The MacLeods in Lewis were a subo...
- Wed Sep 24, 2014 2:46 am
- Forum: Group V
- Topic: DNA testing - R-L47 and Z159
- Replies: 12
- Views: 16789
The "three heads" are described as "Moors' Heads". They are the crest on the arms of Morrison of Bognie, and are best described as a play on words on "Morrison". In the years before Lord Lyon granted arms to Dr. John Morrison as Chief the Clan Society in Scotland established the use of Morrison of B...
- Mon Jun 30, 2014 3:12 am
- Forum: Genealogy
- Topic: Morrison Surname Distribution in Britain
- Replies: 4
- Views: 4227
I had a look at the website with the distribution maps. It always pays to note the notes! In the "1881" map, the dots represent the population as recorded in the 1881 Census in the Counties as they were in that year. The two large dots in the north represent Invernes Shire and Ross and Cromarty (one...
Hi, Ian I would pay at least a nickel (5 cents) for your contribution. My experiences in Ness, Lewis indicate that Gaelic pronunciation tends to be "Speaker's Choice"! I heard the late Chief, Iain Morrison, pronounce the motto "Chell-ach Fuppy" and Andrew Dunrossil, too. That's good enough for me. B...
- Mon Jun 09, 2014 3:16 am
- Forum: Genealogy
- Topic: Could your family have lived in Iona?
- Replies: 8
- Views: 7339
We need to keep in mind a very important piece of information. The seaways on the west coast of Britain were not barriers, they were highways. For centuries Norse, Irish, and Scots sailed up and down and back and forth moving people and goods from Ireland to Scotland and vice-versa, not to mention t...
Alex, Jeff, Betsey/Ross If you haven't already done so, go to your personal home page on familytreeDNA.com and look for your YDNA "matches". If you restrict your display option to members of the Morrison Project you should only see a few names. Eliminating the kit numbers you already know should hel...
- Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:48 pm
- Forum: General DNA Discussion
- Topic: Irish Morrisons?
- Replies: 7
- Views: 13834
Irish? Scottish? I don't think that "we" should be thinking in terms of "either". Maybe it should be "both", or "we are one". As Edwin pointed out, the seaways along the western coasts of Britain were busy places for hundreds of years, linking Ireland and Scotland much more closely than we often ass...
- Tue Feb 18, 2014 4:43 am
- Forum: Group H
- Topic: Morrisons of Pennsylvania and Ohio
- Replies: 5
- Views: 6793
Tina, I have some thoughts relative to Edwin's information on census returns. You might want to look at the census of 1810 to see if there is a John Morrison present. If his household includes a male under five years old, or maybe 5-10 based on the information listed on the YDNA Project web site, th...
Jeff, Do you have any information on where in North Carolina your William was born? I am involved with the Clan Society in the Carolinas and Georgia and know something about the various early Morrison families. Maybe I can help shift a log or two. Alex, Do you have any indication that one or more of...
I'll take you up, Edwin! "Teaglach Phabbay" (Family of Pabbay) is "Chell-ack Fuppy". Gaelic is so wonderful! "Dun Eistein" is combined Gaelic and Norse("Hugh's Fort"); Glenn gave the pronunciation in his second post. In Ness, Lewis it's spelled "Dún Eistean" (Gaelic only) and pronounced "Jun Esh-ten".
George Black (Surnames of Scotland) lists "MacGruder" as a variant of "MacGruar" and derives that from "MacGruaire", "son of the brewer". He found the name and its variants in southern Perthshire. This would tend to reinforce the possible Scottish origin.
- Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:21 am
- Forum: Highland Games & other events.
- Topic: Games in North Carolina
- Replies: 0
- Views: 2948
Let's get the ball rolling! The 2014 Games season has already begun, with events in Florida. Does anyone have an event report? The 2014 Rural Hill Scottish Festival and Loch Norman Highland Games will be held April 12th and 13th at Historic Rural Hill Farm in Huntersville, NC. Huntersville is about ...