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Morris households in mid-19th century Ireland

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Morris households in each county in the Primary Valuation property survey of 1847-64.


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Antrim 11 Armagh 38
Belfast city 15 Carlow 18
Cavan 19 Clare 9
Cork 27 Cork city 8
Derry 17 Donegal 7
Down 14 Dublin 21
Dublin city 14 Fermanagh 19
Galway 93 Kerry 17
Kildare 6 Kilkenny 58
Laois 18 Leitrim 10
Limerick 3 Limerick city 1
Longford 11 Louth 15
Mayo 51 Meath 21
Monaghan 28 Offaly 49
Roscommon 75 Sligo 5
Tipperary 85 Tyrone 213
Waterford 21 Westmeath 8
Wexford 52 Wicklow 13

SURNAME DICTIONARY/ SLOINNTE NA h-EIREANN

Morris: Very numerous: all areas, especially South East, Midlands, Connacht. Ir. Ó Muiris (ASC), Ó Muirghis (SGG). The name is English and Scottish from first name Maurice "like a Moor". Normans, first appearing as de Marisco, they became one of the "Tribes of Galway". The name may also stand for Ó Muirgheasa, usually Morrissy. It is quite common in Ulster with a strong Scottish element. IF.
Morrish: Very rare: Cork. Variant of Morris.
de Moiréis: Morris: líonmhar i gcoitinne. Angla-Normannaigh go raibh de Marisco ortha ar dtús.Ceann de "Threabhanna na Gaillimhe" ó 1485. Bhí Michael Morris, Tiarna Chill Aithinn, ina uachtarán ar na Cluichí Oilimpeacha le déanaí (1980).
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.
Ó Muirghis: Morris: ar aon dul le Ó Muirgheasa.

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Variants and total numbers.
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SURNAME
TOTAL
Maurice 26
Morris 1090
Morriss 13


Recorded variants listed in other sources.
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SURNAME
Ó Muirgheasa
Ó Muirghis
Fmorris
Marris
Mores
Morice
Moris
Morish
Moriss
Morres
Morrice
Morrish
Morrys
Murris
de Moiréis


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