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Morrison

Teaghiach Phabbay

Morrison Tartan
©2016 Gazetteer for Scotland

Morrison Tartan

This name derives from 'son of Maurice' and unrelated branches appear in different parts of the country. Common in Lewis, the Morrisons there are said to have descended from Maurice or Mourice, a son of Olaf the Black, Viking King of the isles around 1226. Another son was Leod, who gave rise to the MacLeods of the Outer Hebrides.

Morrisons moved from Lewis to the area around Durness (Sutherland) and their tartan is similar to the neighbouring Mackays.


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