George Mortimer Morris C.B., D.S.O.

Brief Life History of George Mortimer

When George Mortimer Morris C.B., D.S.O. was born on 17 March 1868, in Peshawar, Peshāwar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, his father, Montague Cholmeley Morris, was 32 and his mother, Catherine Augusta Howell, was 28. He lived in Bengal, India in 1868. He died on 24 April 1954, in Dorset, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 86.

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Montague Cholmeley Morris
Catherine Augusta Howell
George Mortimer Morris C.B., D.S.O.
Charles Howell Morris
Guy Christopher Morris
Arthur Hugh Morris C.I.E., C.B.E., M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P.

Sources (4)

  • George Mortimer Moris, "United Kingdom, British India Office, Births and Baptisms, 1712-1965"
  • George H Morris, "England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007"
  • George Mortimer Moris, "India Births and Baptisms, 1786-1947"

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Name Meaning

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Welsh: Anglicized form of the personal name Meurig (from Latin Mauritius), which was gradually superseded in Wales by Morus, Morys, a derivative of the Anglo-Norman French form of the name (see 1 above).

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

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