Morrisson



Household numbers by county in Griffith's (1847-64), as on the map

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Surname Dictionary

Bryson numerous: Ulster. Ir. Ó Muirgheasáin, which applies particularly to Donegal and Derry. This name may be of English provenance on the eastern side.MIF.
Mac Muiris FitzMaurice, Morrison: líonmhar: Luimneach-an Clár-Ciarraí & Gaillimh-Ros Comáin-Maigh Eo. Tá Mac Morris le fáil i bhFear Manach-Tír Eoghain-Doire. Tá trí chlann san áireamh: (1) Tiarnaí Leic Snámha i gCiarraí. (2) craobh de mhuintir Priondargás i Maigh Eo. (3) Clann faoi leith in Ultaibh nach fios go díreach cérbh iad. Bhí Séamas Mac Muiris mhic an Iarla (1530-79) i gceannas ar an éirí amach sa Mhumhain i 1579 ach maraíodh an bhliain chéanna é.
Morrison Very numerous: all areas,but mainly E Ulster. Ir. Mac Muiris. Scottish and English generally. Muiris is the usual gaelicisation of first name Maurice, and was adopted by as a patronymic by the Prendergasts of Mayo. IF.

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