Moran Family History
Moran Name Meaning
Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Móráin ‘descendant of Mórán’ a personal name meaning ‘great’ ‘large’; the stress is normally on the first syllable. Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Moghráin earlier Ó Mughróin ‘descendant of Mughrón’ a personal name derived from mug ‘slave’ and rón ‘seal’. It may also be a shortened form of McMorran based on the same personal name. English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): variant of Morrin normally pronounced with the stress on the second syllable. Spanish (Morán): habitational name from any of the places called Morán in Asturias Galicia (Pontevedra) and Aragon (Zaragoza). Altered form of French Morin .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022