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MORRIS - Name Meaning & Origin
Last Name Meaning & Related Resources for the Surname MORRIS

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Definition: 1- Dark, swarthy 2- Possibly a modern form of the ancient Irish name "O'Muirgheasa".

Surname Origin: English, Irish

Alternate Surname Spellings: MORRISS, MORISSH, MORCE, MORSE

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Common Surname Search Tips
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MORRIS Family Genealogy Forum
Free message board is focused on descendants of MORRIS ancestors around the world.

MORRIS Family Trees on the Web
The AOL Genealogy Forum has collected a number of Web pages related to Morris genealogy.

FamilySearch - MORRIS Genealogy
Find records, queries, and lineage-linked family trees posted for the MORRIS surname.

MORRIS Surname Mailing List
Free mailing list for researchers of the Morris surname and its variations includes subscription details and a searchable archives of past messages.

Surname Finder - MORRIS Genealogy & Family Resources
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Cousin Connect - MORRIS Genealogy Queries
Read or post genealogy queries for the surname MORRIS, and sign up for free notification when new Morris queries are added.

DistantCousin.com - MORRIS Genealogy & Family History
Free databases and genealogy links for the last name MORRIS.

MyCinnamonToast.com - MORRIS Genealogy in All Regions
Centralized search results for family trees and other genealogy info on the MORRIS surname.

References: Surname Meanings & Origins

Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967.

Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Collins Celtic (Pocket edition), 1998.

Fucilla, Joseph. Our Italian Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 2003.

Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Great Britain: Oxford University Press, 1989.

Reaney, P.H. A Dictionary of English Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1997.

Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.

 

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