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This famous surname is popular in all the counties of the British Isles. It is however arguably French, and as such derives from the personal name "Maurice", itself from the Latin word "maurus" meaning moorish, or dark and swarthy. Introduced into Britain by the Normans after the Conquest of 1066, the name was first recorded in England in 1176 when Mauricius de Edligtona appears in the documents of the Danelaw, for the city of London. The surname dates back to the end of the12th century (see below), and further recordings include: John Morice (1275) in the Hundred Rolls of Buckinghamshire; Simon Morys (1296) in the Subsidy Rolls of Sussex; and Robert Morisse (1308) in the Chartulary of the Priory of St...

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mary stephenson

my great grandfather James morriss born county Mayo 1822/1827 does any one know anything about his parents . .James died in 1896 in Wallsend england he married Bridgete burns who was also from Ireland thanks for any help you can give.

Tonianne Morris

My great grandad was John Edward morris not sure when he was born but he died 1925 Salford Manchester he married a Elizabeth Bradbury there children were George Albert John Harold Elizabeth Anne Mary Gladys


Dennis Morris was born around 1710 in or about Galway. He departed Galway in 1732 (supposedly shortly after the English banned Catholic land ownership) and came to Baltimore, Maryland in North America, an open port for arriving Catholics. He proceeded north to New Jersey, married and started him family. He died in 1800 in New Jersey.

Florence Morris

My name is Florence Morris and I was interested in more information on the Morris family. I wanted to know if some of the family was either of native Indian decent. I have not gone on but I am often asked if I am from native Indian decent.

margaret egan elwood

my aunt married a john morris in boston .he was from mayo .. a brother stayed in home place but john went to boston and married my aunt catherine egan they had children and grandchildren john died and left catherine with young family . she later married again and had one child . . would like to know if there are any connections in around mayo still . . my cosin j richard morris and i are in touch .he in boston and i in galway thanks margaret


MY dad GLYNDWR MORRIS DIED 14 DECEMBER 1968 IN Sydney Austrailia.


James Morris death year I believe was 1992 he was my grandfather



Linda Morris Fangmeier

John Morris was transported on a prison ship from England as was a couple other Morris. Research Morris family Austrailia. Back in the day England transported debtors and political to Australia. Most times to another prison. I am researching Morris family and have started a tree on under Morris family. I have found so far that 3 lines came from England some wealthy some not. Famous authors royalty clear back to 1066 Normandy invasion of Briton. Those names Morris , Sharp and Shafto. Morris in Carolinas north Shaftos in New Jersey , Sharp in Connecticut, New Jersey, Iowa.

Lindy Wardfear

Hello out there! Trying to find info on John Morris who arrived in Australia in 1840 (from County Tyrone Ireland.. Donegal I think). He took up a large piece of land in the Junee NSW area and farmed sheep. His property was called Geralgambeth. As far as I'm aware, he was a free settler. I have a fair bit of info on his life after he arrived but none prior. Any snippets would be greatly appreciated. Regards

Jennifer Morris

Looking for anyone that has connected the Morris family from Tennessee/Missouri area in United States to Ireland, oldest traceable relative at this moment is a Lige Morris born in Houston Tennessee, had one son named John Morris in Benton Tennessee on June 3rd 1872. John Morris died in Bruceton Tennessee on September 3rd 1938

Anthony Barrett

The Morris name has a long history in Wales, but now DNA and some recorded history says their origin is from the Emerald Island. The Morris story [dominated by DNA tribal marker R1b-L513, Subgroup B2] can trace their origins to the Finn Valley in Donegal, Ireland from 50 BCE. Perhaps the journey begins with the Clanna Dedad; Deda, son of Sen or Deda Mac Sin. The Morris surname origin is from Clan Domnaill [DNA Tribe R1b-L513, Subgroup B1] and relations who remain in Ireland take the modern surname (O’)Donnelly, McDonald and Donohue in Ireland. The Domnaill name is also found in Brittany, France according to research from the Centre de Recherche Bretonne et Celtique. It is a very old name which appears in the 5th century Roman inscript


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