Morris


Morris households in mid-nineteenth century Ireland


Householders by county in (1847-64), as on the map

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Surname Dictionary

de Moiréis Morris: líonmhar i gcoitinne. Angla-Normannaigh go raibh de Marisco ortha ar dtús.Ceann de "Threabhanna na Gaillimhe" ó 1485. Bhí Michael Morris, Tiarna Chill Aithinn, ina uachtarán ar na Cluichí Oilimpeacha le déanaí (1980).
Morris Very numerous: all areas, especially South East, Midlands, Connacht. Ir. Ó Muiris (ASC), Ó Muirghis (SGG). The name is English and Scottish from first name Maurice "like a Moor". Normans, first appearing as de Marisco, they became one of the "Tribes of Galway". The name may also stand for Ó Muirgheasa, usually Morrissy. It is quite common in Ulster with a strong Scottish element. IF.
Morrish Very rare: Cork. Variant of Morris.
Ó Muirgheasa Morrissey, Morris: líonmhar: Connachta & Mumhain. Bhí clann de chuid Uí Fiachrach i Sligeach, go mbíonn Morris orthu anois. Dealraíonn sé gur Angla-Normannaigh, de Marisco, a ghin muintir Mhuirgheasa sa Mhumhain agus Laighin. Fréamh: muir + gus .i. neart mara. Litriú nua: Ó Muireasa. IF.
Ó Muirghis Morris: ar aon dul le Ó Muirgheasa.

    Maps

  • Morris in 1659.
  • Morris births mapped 1864-1913
  • Morris 1901 census map
  • Morris 1911 census map
  • Morris Roman Catholic baptisms

The surname


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