Morris Maurice Black

Brief Life History of Morris Maurice

When Morris Maurice Black was born from July 1886 to September 1886, in Hungerford, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Amos Black, was 47 and his mother, Mary Roberts, was 43. He married Lottie Lettie Duffety on 30 October 1911. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Inkpen, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom for about 20 years and Alton, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom in 1939. He registered for military service in 1916.

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Family Time Line

Morris Maurice Black
1886–
Lottie Lettie Duffety
1886–
Marriage: 30 October 1911
Tom Black
1908–
Maurice Black
1912–2003
Lily Black
1913–
Amos Ed Joe Black
1914–
Reginald Black
1916–2001

Sources (9)

  • Morris Black in household of Amos Black, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Morris Black, "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"
  • Maurice Black, "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005"

World Events (8)

1904 · The Entente Cordiale

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

1908

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

1918

WWI ends in November with armistice. The number of UK war dead runs to several hundred thousand.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: chiefly from Middle English blak(e) ‘black’ (Old English blæc, blaca), a nickname given from the earliest times to a swarthy or dark-haired man. However, Middle English blac also meant ‘pale, wan’, a reflex of Old English blāc ‘pale, white’ with a shortened vowel. Compare Blatch and Blick . With rare exceptions it is impossible to disambiguate these antithetical senses in Middle English surnames. The same difficulty arises with Blake and Block .

Scottish: in Gaelic-speaking areas this name was adopted as a translation of the epithet dubh ‘dark, black-(haired)’, or of various other names based on Gaelic dubh ‘black’, see Duff .

Americanized form (translation into English) of various European surnames directly or indirectly derived from the adjective meaning ‘black, dark’, for example German and Jewish Schwarz and Slavic surnames beginning with Čern-, Chern- (see Chern and Cherne ), Chorn-, Crn- or Czern-.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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