Morris

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search
See also: morris

English[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia

Etymology[edit]

  • The surname has converged from several origins; see Morris.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Morris (countable and uncountable, plural Morrises)

  1. (countable) A male given name
    1. A male given name from Old French, a medieval form of French Maurice.
    2. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  2. (countable) A surname.
    1. An English and Scottish surname originating as a patronymic.
    2. A surname from Irish, an anglicization of Irish Ó Muirghis (descendant of Maurice).
    3. A surname from Welsh [in turn originating as a patronymic], an anglicization of Welsh Meurig (Maurice).
  3. A placename
    1. A town in Manitoba, Canada; named for Canadian politician Alexander Morris.
    2. A town in Alabama, United States; named for early pioneer Mae Morris.
    3. A town in Connecticut, United States; named for Revolutionary War officer James Morris III.
    4. An unincorporated community in Georgia, United States; named for James Morris, a son of a railroad agent.
    5. A city, the county seat of Grundy County, Illinois, United States.
    6. An unincorporated community in Indiana, United States.
    7. A city, the county seat of Stevens County, Minnesota, United States; named for railroad official Charles A. Morris.
    8. A town and village in New York, United States; named for Gen. Jacob Morris, son of Declaration of Independence signatory Lewis Morris.
    9. A city in Oklahoma, United States.
    10. An unincorporated community in Pennsylvania, United States.
    11. An unincorporated community in Nicholas County, West Virginia, United States; named for a local family.
    12. A ghost town in Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States.
    13. A town in Wisconsin, United States.
  4. A type of folk dance originating in England.
    Synonym: morris dance
  5. A former make of British motor car.

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Statistics[edit]

  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Morris is the 62nd most common surname in the United States, belonging to 318,884 individuals. Morris is most common among White (73.59%) and Black (20.08%) individuals.

See also[edit]