The first authentic archaeological source on the territory of the village dates back to the Bronze Age. Móricgát (formerly known as Móritz Gattya) was already an independent settlement in the 15th century. Initially, it belonged to the Győalja family, and later it became the property of Kamarás Pál. After the Battle of Mohács, just like many other settlements on the Great Hungarian Plain, Móricgát was also destroyed. A hundred years later, in 1642, the depopulated area was used by Szeged.
However, the ruins of the former Móricgát stone church were still visible at the end of the 17th century. In 1702, in his donation letter, King Leopold I granted the Jászkunság region to the German Order of Knights.