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Morris (M)>

Morris (male)

Variants:Meishe (M) Moses (M)
Pet Name(s):Mo (M)
Derivative(s):Morrison (M)
Can be spelt:Maurice (M) Morice (M) Moris (M) Morrice (M)
Source(s): FreeCEN 1841 Census of Aberdeenshire
The Oxford Names Companion, OUP
"Scottish Forenames" - Donald Whyte, FGH, FSG

English and Jewish.

1. This spelling variant of Maurice (from Latin "a Moor") was popular in the middle ages but fell out of fashion. It is now back in use, especially in the US.

The 1841 Census of Aberdeenshire has a number of spelling variations of Maurice, Morris being the most frequent, albeit still rare.  Others are listed, above.

2. Jewish Anglicised form of Moses.