Everything you need to know about the Irish surname Moran - its meaning, origins, interesting facts and famous people with the last name Moran.
Irish derivation: Mórán
Name meaning: descendant of the big one
Counties associated with the name: Mayo.
Coat of arms motto: “Lucent in tenebris” (meaning "they shine in darkness")
- 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)