When William Morse was born in 1745, in Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Jonathan Morse, was 40 and his mother, Martha King, was 24. He married Susanna Clark on 25 March 1769, in Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. He died on 21 May 1834, in Middleborough Center, Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 89.
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.