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Re: Origins of the Morell family name
Posted by: Michael Higgins Date: December 15, 2000 at 15:37:37
In Reply to: Origins of the Morell family name by Mike Roper of 111

Hi Mike,
Interested in your message.My great great great grandmother was a Morell..this family was from around the town of Limavady Co.Londonderry.....now I am certain that they were Huguenot immigrants into Ireland and I know that the name however the spelling was from N.W.France in my case from around the Champagne area of France.....the name is possibly from the word "maurel" meaning brownish ie a maurel horse.....however not really sure...there is a very common Italian name Morelli which may be from the Italian from "brownish"... any thoughts?. Feel free email me direct= Michael Higgins


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