Robert F Morris

Brief Life History of Robert F

When Robert F Morris was born on 14 April 1905, in Akron, Summit, Ohio, United States, his father, Ambrose B Morris, was 41 and his mother, Anna M. Schmidt, was 35. He married Faith Biddle Fitler on 20 May 1938, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. He lived in Bryn Mawr, Lower Merion Township, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States in 1935 and Ardmore, Lower Merion Township, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. He died on 6 September 1985, in Burlington, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 80.

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Robert F Morris
Faith Biddle Fitler
Marriage: 20 May 1938

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  • Robert F Morris, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Robert F Morris in household of Ambrose B Morris, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Robert F Morris in household of Ambros B Morris, "United States Census, 1910"

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Welsh: Anglicized form of the personal name Meurig (from Latin Mauritius), which was gradually superseded in Wales by Morus, Morys, a derivative of the Anglo-Norman French form of the name (see 1 above).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