When Clarissa Morse was born on 19 February 1802, in Dorset, Bennington, Vermont, United States, her father, John Morse, was 36 and her mother, Abigail Shattuck, was 28.
Welsh and English: variant of Morris .
Americanized form of various like-sounding Jewish surnames, especially Moses . Compare Morris .
History: Samuel Morse (1791–1872), inventor of the electric telegraph andof Morse code, was a direct descendant of Anthony Morse of Wiltshire,England, who had emigrated to MA in 1635.
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