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Origin of Orr

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Origin: Said to be one of the seven septs of Leix,Ireland.
Surnames: Doran, Dorran
Submitted by: Kerry Slater
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Origin: Some of my ancestors (from Lithuania) changed their surname from Marcinkus for Morris after coming to the U.S. sometime in the early 1900's.
Surnames: Morris
Submitted by: L. Sidhu
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Origin: This name was brought to the 'NEW WORLD' by a friar that was assigned by Isabela and Ferdinand to Christopher Columbus. It is directly descended from Spain.
Surnames: Maldonado-Torres, Maldonado
Submitted by: Maria E. Maldonado Arbelo
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Origin: Poros in Greece, see Christopher Morros
Surnames: Morros
Submitted by: Mathew Garland
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Origin: The origin of the surname Morrissette is in France.%0a%0aThe original French Huguenot Pierre Morriset arrived in America in 1700 and is one of the original settlers of Manakintowne, Va., a Huguenot settlement on the James River. The name Morriset in the area of Virginia gradually changed spellings to Morrisset, Morrisette, Morrissette. In colonial Va. it may even be found as Moracet because spellings were so inconsistent.%0a%0aThe surname is believed to be derived in France from followers of St. Maurice, who became a Christian martyr. The surname Morriset/Morrissette has in its origin the definition 'Little Maurice.' Very little has yet been discovered of the area(s) of France in which the French Morrisets lived.%0a%0aThere have been found Morrissette Huguenot settlers in Australia. There were also Morrissette/Morissette emigrants to Canada, who remained Catholic, while the Huguenot immigrants to this country were, of course, Protestant. The Catholic Canadian Morrisettes migrated to America into the midwest in search of new free lands in the 1800's. Thus there are many of that surname in that part of the country.%0a%0aThe Virginia Morrisets/Morrissettes migrated to West Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky and Tennessee. Today thereHelen Morrissette Flagg
Surnames: Morrisette, Morrisset, Morrissette
Submitted by: Helen Morrissette Flagg
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Origin: I am looking for information on my grandfather, Rees Price Orr. He went by Price. He lived in Knoxville, TN. He married Roseta Peet. They had a daughter named Mary Louise. Any information would be appreciated.
Surnames: Orr
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Surnames: SCHNORR
Submitted by: LAURIE ROSS
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Surnames: Warriorr
Submitted by: ANDREW DIEDO
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Origin: My family are from Puerto Rico. I believe my father was born in San Juan or in that general area of the island.
Surnames: Borrero
Submitted by: Cruz Borrero
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Origin: I am looking for information on my grandfather, Rees Price Orr. He went by Price. He was born in 1908 in Knoxville, TN. He married Roseta Peet. They had a daughter named Mary Louise. Any information would be appreciated.
Surnames: Orr
Submitted by: heather
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Origin: Worldwide One Name Study
Surnames: McMORRAN
Submitted by: Marcel Safier
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Origin: Looking for help with David S. Morrison of KY.
Surnames: Morrison
Submitted by: Jodie K. Scales
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Origin: Norris family of Godalming, Surrey, England. Descendants of Henry NORRIS and Mary WELLAND, esp. descendants of their son Henry NORRIS and his wife Josephine Elizabeth BALCHIN.
Surnames: Norris
Submitted by: Samantha Brownlie
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Origin: Portuguese Sephardic origin, meaning small barren animal.
Surnames: Machorro, MacHorro
Submitted by: Aly Singer
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Origin: Orr is unquestionably Scots, derived from Urr (pronounced Orr) a Parish in Dumfrieshire. Hugh del Urr/Orr probably a Norman knight gave allegiance to Edward ! in 1296; barony of Urr existed since ca 1100s. Orrs very prolific around Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire for ca 700 years. Tenants of the Abbey of Paisley.

DEFINITELY NOT DERIVED FROM McGregor, or D`or (French for gold), or Armada sailors - Orr around for 300 years before these events took place.
Surnames: Orr
Submitted by: Brian Orr
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Origin: Aaron - Father of Randolph, VT, from Conneticutt
Surnames: Storrs
Submitted by: Hafner
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Origin: Meu nome ? Caroline C Feldkircher nacida em Joa?aba, Santa Catarina Brasil, filha de Guido dino Feldkircher, neta de Albino Feldkircher e estou em busca de minha ?rvore geneal?gica
Surnames: Corr
Submitted by: Caroline
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Origin: Sallabank means "the willows by the banks of the river. Thus the people
that lived in the area of Yaxley, England??? became know as the Sallowbanks. Yaxley, England is the area where we have found the earliest "Sallowbanks", now spelled Sallabank(s) in the late 1600's
Surnames: Sallabank, Morris, Lozer
Submitted by: Mark Lozer
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Origin: Torr is a derivation of Turre, an Ode de Turre came over from Spain in the 11th c. settled first in Wark's and finally in Linc's (UK) most Torr's came from this line. I hold approx 150,000 records on this line
Surnames: Torr
Submitted by: Alan
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Origin: Morris - Welsh ( mainly from the Merionith region in north Wales). Taken as meaning 'men of the moors' , the root being 'Moorrish'.
The surname of Morris is an old Welsh name, and is fairly common in Snowdonia and east to the Welsh borders. The Morris coat of arms predates 16th Century records in the Heraldry records.
Surnames: Morris
Submitted by: David
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Origin: Spain
Surnames: Papiol-Dalmau, Bru-Bontjoch, Borrell
Submitted by: Susanne Maus
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Surnames: Orru
Submitted by: WILLIAM ORRU
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Origin: Gorrell is possibly a derivation of Gurr or Gerr which means Grail, a reference to alchemical products, early medicinal substances, or the Holy Grail. As far as I know this name is mostly Germanic in origin.
Surnames: Gorrell, Sorrell
Submitted by: Kyle Gorrell
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Origin: Naples, Italy
Surnames: latorre
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Origin: Roeser

German origin means swamp dweller

the name refers to persons who live near a place where reeds or rushes grow.

There was a Albrecht Rorer in 1330 and a Ulrick Rorer 1349 in the Tyrol
Surnames: Rorer, Rorrer, Rehrer, Rohrer, Rohr, Ruhrer, Roehrer, Rorh, Roar, Ruhr
Submitted by: glitz
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Origin: arreola meaning arre:tord herd ola- coicle-circulus-
Surnames: arreola torres
Submitted by: ramon
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Origin: From Ireland and meaning a cauldron
Surnames: CORRIE
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Origin: Corrigan
Surnames: Corrigan
Submitted by: Eddie
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Origin: Morren is a dutch name for grumble, murmur, fret[over at]
Surnames: Morren
Submitted by: Morren
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Origin: Probably from the Latin "porrectum" = plateau, extension, to indicate someone coming from this kind of place
The name appears in the 1477 Census in Torricella Peligna, Chieti, as de Porreca.
Surnames: Porreca
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Origin: The given (Dutch-boy) name Bor or Borre had a Germanic origin! It is a shortened form of the word: Bern with the (metaforic) meaning: brave man, warrior, hero.
The Anglo-Saxon equivalent is Beorn.
In about 1730 this Bor name very slowly became a Family name in he centre of the Netherlands around the town of Tiel. In my own Genealogy I sometimes found this combination like: Borre Bor a boy living in Ochten near Tiel (Gelderland)-Netherlands.
Surnames: Bor, Borr
Submitted by: Gurth Bor
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Origin: The name Morris comes from the term, "Men of Moors" coming from Moorish. The title was often used to describe a dark complexion. Or "Negro"
Surnames: Morris
Submitted by: Anna
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Origin: MacLYSAGHT,Surnames of Ireland
Pg 75
(Mac)Darragh..Mac Dubhdara mod McDara
pg 88 Dorragh?.West Ulster Variant of Darragh
MacLYSAGHT, More Irish Famlies
Pg 76
Darragh,oakes ?Before reading these books(Johnsons Scottish Clans and Mac Giolla Domnaigh Some Anglicized Surnames in Ireland for which he states?I am not able to support the statements with any first hand evidence?.) I had thought the MacDarraghs to be of native Irish stock:if Wolf is right in equating the early form MacDwdara with MacDubhdara then it certainly was in Ireland before the plantations of Ulster.
I believe MacLYSAGHT was on track at this point but others have led him to stray to the Scottish origin. The Annals of the Four Masters as well as the Annals of Ulster show us the family of ODubhdara as being members of the Clann Lugain and Kings of Fermanagh with a direct descent from Colla da Crich and on to Conn of the Hundred Battles and Updar King of Alba

Here is some further research on the surname. Is it Irish or Scottish??What is common among the two historys is that the name comes from Dubhdara. Here is the earliest (961AD)Dubhdara that I have seen...961AD ? Egneach and his son, i.e. Dubhdara are killed. During the the tenth, eleventh and twelfth centuries after Christ we read in the annals the names of many head chiefs (kings) of the Fermanagh territory. All these bear the surnames of one or other of three families: ? Dubhdara (O'Darrah), ? h?ignigh (Hegney, Heaney), ? Maolruanaidh (Mulrooney, Rooney). All three belong to Clann Lugain, that branch of the Oriel Ui Cremhthainn who were driven from the Clogher area by the Cineal Eoghain of Aileach., son of Dalach, lord of Oirghialla, .

o Fir Managh - Co. Fermanagh. Throughout the 11th and 12th centuries the Kings of Fermanagh - O'hEignigh, O'Maolruanaidh and O'Dubhdara - were drawn from the Airghialla, its Clann Lugainn branch, which is stated in the early genealogies to go back to one of the three Collas, i.e. Colla Fochr?th. The O'Heany or Hegney (? hEignigh) and Mulrooney (Maolruanaidh) septs were noted as kings of Fermanagh (Fer Manach) until becoming tributary to the Maguires (Meicc h-Uidir) around 1202.
The annals cite:
For 1009, Cathal, mac Duibh Dara, tigherna Fer Manach, died.
For 1053, Niall h-?a ?cnigh, r? Fer Manach, was slain.
For 1053/57, Domhnall mac Maol Ruanaidh, tigherna Fer Manach (Fir Mhanach).
For 1076, Giolla Chr?osd ua Duibh Dara, tigherna Fer Manach.
For 1095, Ua h-Eiccnigh, tigherna Fer Manach, was slain.
For 1118, Laidhgn?n Ua Duibh Dara, tigherna Fer Manach.
For 1126, H. Mael Ruanaigh ri Fer Manach,
For 1127, Gilla Crist ua h-Eicnigh ri Fear Manach & airdrigh Airgiall.
For 1128, Faelan Ua n-Duibh Dhara righ Fer Manach.

The question of Scots-vs-Irish becomes very difficult when following the movements back and forth between Scotland and Ireland. Two points ..1.One history claims The Picts were ALLOWED by the IRISH to settle in Northern Scotland with the stipulation that their rulers married Irish Royal women. In the case of the Three Colla line it appears as if it was reversed. The Irish men of this line married many Pictish Royal daughters. Therefore the children of these unions were half Irish. The common historys(with the exception of the Roman theory) show that the three Collas, which the ODubhdara and McDonald Clan both claim descent from, can be traced back to these Pictish Kings(The three Collas were the sons of Eocaidh Dublein, brother of Fiachaid Sraibtine, both sons of Carbri Lificar. The Collas mother was Oilech (aka Alechia), daughter of Ugari (aka Updar) the King of Alba (Scotland), and wife of Eocaidh. Their names were Carrell, Muredach, and Aedh.).Carbri Lifechar(268) son of Cormac (222-266)son of Art(166-195)son of Conn of the Hundred Battles(123-157)What was once Pictish merges with Irish and becomes Pict/Irish. The offsping of this Union due to later geographical location attempt to unmerge with the McDonald Clan claiming descent from the Scottish and the Odubhdara descent from the Irish. Yet as one can see they are of the same stock. It would appear to me that the question of Scot or Irish is a mute point. 2. One must go to the earliest listing of the surname to try to determine its origin. Here in Ireland we have an actual historical listing in 961 of Dubhdara in Fermanagh and U984 Darroch in Derlas. In the descent from the McDonalds and Darroch theory we have no such evidence except folklore. The McDonalds however claim descent from Colla Uais while the ODubhdara are shown as descending from Colla de Crich(Fochrith) If that is the case then one must ask how Darrach is ODubhdara or how is Darragh from McDarrach. To further complicate things I have found in the Annals of Ulster a listing for the FIRST Darrach I have seen. U984.2 Dub Darrach son of Domnalloin King of Derlas was killed by his own people. This line also descends from Ulla de Crich. Why the son of Egneach, was named Dubhdara is unknown and the only thing we know for sure is that Dubh means Black and Daire or Dara is oak.
Another avenue to pursue is the variation of the name Darrow and its relationship to Durrow Abbey which as history tells us was built on a great Oak Plain('Ach' in Gaelic also means 'a field') which was a holy place to the Druids and thus chosen for the Abbey. I at first started to think that Darragh and Darroch were two distinct names. Darragh from Dubhdara(Black Oak) and Darroch from Daire Ach(Oak Field) but here again we are back in Ireland with a claim that Darrow and Darragh are a form of Durrow which means ?Oak Plain? To much like ?Oak Field to not be connected.Perhaps our name is rooted there. Another is Cill Dara (Kildare) meaning ?Church of Oak? which has many Abotts who bear the name Dubh?
In conclusion I must say that I have seen no Scots historys that show the Darrach or Darrock descent from the McDonalds as claimed. We do however have The Annals of the Four Masters and The Annals of Ulster that place both the Darroch and ODubhdara names in Ireland as early as the eight century.
Note: some historys list the father of the three Collas as Eochaid Duibhlein is this perhaps the start of the Duibh or Dubh naming.

Muredach Colla da Crich
Deach Dorn
Crimthann Liath
Ui Chrimthainn
Ui Rudagain
Ui Ceannfada
Leithrid Luigeach
Sil nDamine

Clann Cormac
Clann Lugain(? Dubhdara (O'Darrah), ? h?ignigh (Hegney, Heaney), ? Maolruanaidh (Mulrooney, Rooney)).
Clann Nadsluaig
Ui Loingsigh
MacDonnel of Clan Kelly

An early genealogy for Clann Lugain: (Rawlinson)
Lugain, son of Irgalach, son of Eignich, son of Cormac, son of Fergus, son of Aed, son of Cormac, son of Cairpre Dam Argait.

An early Genelach Clainne Lug?in .i. Fer Manach (Rawlinson) Gilla Coluim m. Gillai Cr?st m. ?icnich m. D?laich m. Meicc h-Uidir m. Cernaich m. Lug?in m. ?rgalaich m. Feich?n m. Cormaic m. Fergusa m. Cairpri Daim Argait m. Echdach m. Crimthaind m. F?icc m. Dega Duirn m. Rochada m. Colla Fochr?th.
Fernmag, or Fernmaighe - The area around Lough Ooney, aka Loch Uaithne near Smithborough in the barony of Dartry, co. Monaghan, was apparently referred to at an early date as Fernmag or Fer Fernmaighe
For 1097, Lochlainn Ua Duibh Dara, tigherna Fernmaighe, was slain by the Uibh Briuin Br?ifne

Fir Managh
For 1009/10, Cathal son of Dub Dara, king of Fir Manach, died.
? For 1076, There were killed Gairbeith ua Innrechtaigh, king of U? M?ith?by the men of Mide, and Gilla Cr?st ua Duibdara, king of Fir Manach?in Daiminis, by the Fir Manach.
For 1118, Laidcn?n ua Duibdara, king of Fir Manach, was killed by the U? Fhiachrach and Fir na Cra?bhe\
? For 1128, A leap year and embolismal year. The men of Magh Itha, i.e. Domnall ua Gailmredhaigh, and the Cen?l Moain stormed a house against the king of Fir Manach, i.e. Fael?n ua Duibdara, and he fell by them, and a number of the nobles of the Fir Manach with him.
Fir Lurg - barony of Lurg in Co. Fermanagh. The sept of O Maolduin (O'Muldoon) is noted here as chiefs (and early kings) of Lurg, aka Fir Lurg, Fear Luirg or Fer Luircc
For 1000, Dubh Dara ua Maoile Duin, tighearna Fer Luirg, was slain.

AI1118 Laidcn?n Ua Duib Dara was slain by the U? Fhiachrach of Ard Srath

aColla da Crioch, or Colla of the Two Countries - Eire (Ireland) and Alba (Scotland). Colla was one of three sons of Eochaid Duibhlein of Eire and Aileach, daughter of Updar, a Pictish King of Alba.,

Dubhdara, the grandson of Aighennain, lord of Luighne, died.
A predatory excursion was made by Tighearnan Ua Ruairc across Magh-nAei, to Loch-Long and Dun-Imghain; he destroyed and burned four ships, and slew the son of Ua Maeleachlainn, who was defending them, and many others. Gillabrighde, son of Dubhdara, chief of Muintir-Eolais, was wounded; and he afterwards died at his house, having plundered Cluain-Coirpthe some time before.
Gillachrist O'Duibhdara, king of Feara-Manach,
11] occisus est, in Daimhinis, by the Feara-Manach
Surnames: Dorrough
Submitted by: Richard Dorrough
Origin of Orr, Meaning of Orr

Surnames: Dorrorugh and Dorough as well as its many variations
Submitted by: Richard Dorrough

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