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Moses (M)>

Moses (male)

Variants:Maois (M) Moïse (M) Moishe (M) Morris (M) Mortimer (M) Morton (M) Moshe (M) Moss (M)
Source(s): FreeCEN 1841 Census of Aberdeenshire
The Oxford Names Companion, OUP

Jewish, Anglicized form of Hebrew Moshe, possibly of Egyptian origin but the meaning is unclear; OT Exodus.

Moses is a popular Jewish name, also a popular English one in the 17-19th centuries.

Moses has been Anglicized as Morris and in the 1841 Census of Aberdeenshire it occurs as frequently as all the spelling variants of Morris/Maurice together.