When John Morris was born in 1748, in Georgetown, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States, his father, Richard Morris, was 17 and his mother, Mary Rebecca Flint, was 22. He married Sarah about 1766, in Bourbon, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He died before 1810, in Floyd, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 61.
English and Scottish: from Maurice, an Old French personal name introduced to Britain by the Normans. It is derived from Latin Mauritius, a derivative of Maurus (see Moore ). This was the name of several early Christian saints. In some cases it may be a nickname of the same derivation for someone with a swarthy complexion.
Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Muirghis, a variant of Ó Muirgheasa (see Morrissey ).
Welsh: Anglicized form of the personal name Meurig (from Latin Mauritius), which was gradually superseded in Wales by Morus, Morys, a derivative of the Anglo-Norman French form of the name (see 1 above).
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