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What does the name Morgan mean?

The Morgan surname originated in Wales, and is most common found there even today. Morgan is a patronymic name from the Welsh name 'Morcant', and refers to someone who is the son or descendant of Morgan/Morcant. In Cornwall Morgan can sometimes relate to those who live or were born by the sea, from the old Celtic 'Mor gan', meaning 'by the sea'.

The earliest occurrence of the Morgan surname in our family history documents is from 1470, and we currently have 3,193,395 records where Morgan appears.

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