When Owen Perry Morris was born on 16 May 1874, in Olar, Bamberg, South Carolina, United States, his father, George Washington Morris, was 28 and his mother, Jane Ann Priester, was 24. He had at least 3 sons and 2 daughters with Martha Alice Proveaux. He lived in Great Cypress Township, Barnwell, South Carolina, United States in 1900 and Schultz Township, Aiken, South Carolina, United States in 1910. He died on 24 July 1913, at the age of 39, and was buried in Trenton, Edgefield, South Carolina, United States.
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Welsh: Anglicized form of the personal name Meurig (from Latin Mauritius), which was gradually superseded in Wales by Morus, Morys, a derivative of the Anglo-Norman French form of the name (see 1 above).