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 Welsh: Anglicized form of the Welsh personal name Meurig (from Latin Mauritius), which was gradually superseded in Wales by Morus, Morys, a derivative of the Anglo-Norman French form of the name (see 1).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

    30%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Servant

    4%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1881, Farmer, Labourer and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Morris. The most common Morris occupation in Canada was Farmer. 30% of Morris's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Morris family was Carpenter.

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Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)

Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
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