Tracing your Irish ancestry - The Moran clan

Fun facts and history behind your Irish family name.

Irish derivation: Mórán

Name meaning: descendant of the big one

Counties associated with the name: Mayo.

Coat of arms motto: “Lucent in tenebris” they shine in darkness

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Interesting facts:

 - Denis Moran is the first recorded Moran to settle in America when he came to what would later become south carolina in 1672.

Some famous Morans:

 - Dylan Moran (1971-, Irish comedian, actor, writer)

 - Charles Francis "Frank" Moran (1887-1967, American actor and boxer)

 - Jackie Moran (1923-1990, American Actor)

 - Bugs Moran (1891–1957, Chicago prohibition-era gangster)

 - Caitlin Moran (1975-, Journalist and novelist)

Read more: What’s your Irish clan?