Morrissy households in mid-nineteenth century Ireland

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

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Surname Dictionary

Morrissey numerous: Particularly South East and Munster. Ir. Ó Muirgheasa, from first name Muirgheas, sea-valour. A sept of Uí Fiachrach, Sligo, now more usually represented in Connacht by Morris, q.v. In Munster, it derives from Norman de Marisco.
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.


  • Morrissy in 1659.
  • Morrissy births mapped 1864-1913
  • Morrissy 1901 census map
  • Morrissy 1911 census map
  • Morrissy Roman Catholic baptisms
  • Morrissy Roman Catholic marriages NEW!

The surname

Parishes where Morrissy and a second surname are found together


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