Origin of the Name Morton
family history was found in the allfamilycrests.com archives. Morton is a locational name from places found in England and Scotland . This name is of Anglo-Celtic origin and is found throughout England , Ireland , Scotland and Wales. It is found in many mediaeval manuscripts in these countries. Examples of such are a Robert de Morton of County Nottinghamshire who was recorded in the 'Hundred Rolls', England , in the year 1273. A Rogerus de Morton was recorded in the 'Poll Tax' of the West Riding of Yorkshire, in the year 1379. A John Moreton of Moreton was recorded in the 'Wills at Chester' in the year 1598.
In Ireland this name and its variants were introduced into Ulster Province by settlers who arrived from England and Scotland , especially during the seventeenth century. It was the 'Plantations of Ireland ' in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries that marked the end of Gaelic supremacy in Ireland . While the influx of settlers in the wake of the earlier Anglo-Norman invasion of the twelfth century resulted in a full integration into Irish society of the new arrivals, the same never occurred with the Ulster Planters who maintained their own distinct identity.
although the name is also found in Dublin records since the thirteenth century.
The Morton coat of arms came into existence centuries ago. The process of creating coats of arms (also often called family crests) began in the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this. The new art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own coat of arms, including all Morton descendants.