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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 Welsh: Anglicized form of the Welsh personal name Meurig (from Latin Mauritius), which was gradually superseded in Wales by Morus, Morys, a derivative of the Anglo-Norman French form of the name (see 1).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


Similar surnames: Moris, Harris, Norris, Corris, Borris, Orris, Ferris, Boris, Moers

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Morris Family Origin

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Morris Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    4%

In 1880, the most common Morris occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Morris's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Morris family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Morris.

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