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Morris Name Meaning
English and Scottish: from Maurice, an Old French personal name introduced to Britain by the Normans, Latin Mauritius, a derivative of Maurus (see Moore). This was the name of several early Christian saints. In some cases it may be a nickname of the same derivation for someone with a swarthy complexion.Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Muirghis, a variant of Ó Muirgheasa (see Morrissey).Welsh: Anglicized form of the Welsh personal name Meurig (from Latin Mauritius), which was gradually superseded in Wales by Morus, Morys, a derivative of the Anglo-Norman French form of the name (see 1).German: variant of Moritz.Americanized form of any of various like-sounding Jewish surnames (see Morse).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Morris Families

  • Number of Morris families
     1,595 - 3,188
     532 - 1,594
     1 - 531
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Morris families
     4,837 - 9,672
     1,613 - 4,836
     1 - 1,612
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Morris families
     410 - 818
     137 - 409
     1 - 136
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Morris Family Origin

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Morris Immigration Information

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Morris Family Occupations

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