Last name: MORRIS

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MORRIS : This last name is indexed 1,223,393 times on Geneanet!

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MORRIS : 1: English and Scottish: from Maurice an Old French personal name introduced to Britain by the Normans. It is derived from 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.2: Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Muirghis a variant of Ó Muirgheasa (see Morrissey).3: Welsh: Anglicized form of the personal name Meurig (from Latin Mauritius) which was gradually superseded in Wales by Morus Morys a derivative of the Anglo-Norman French form of the name (see 1 above).4: German: variant of Moritz and in North America (also) an altered form of this.5: Americanized form of French Maurice a cognate of 1 above.6: Americanized form of various like-sounding Jewish surnames (see Morse).

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