Moreland Family History
Moreland Name Meaning
English: habitational name from Morland (Westmorland) derived from Old Norse mór ‘moor marsh’ + lundr ‘grove’. English: from Middle English more ‘moor marsh fen’ + land ‘land’ either topographic for someone who lives on moorland or habitational name from one or other of the many minor places with this name. Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Murghaláin ‘son of Murghalán’ a personal name based on a diminutive of Murghal which is composed of elements meaning ‘sea’ + ‘valour’. Compare Murley .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press