Mori History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Mori is a patronymic surname, created from the personal name Mauro, which is itself derived from the Latin name Maurus. Patronymic surnames were created from the name of the bearer's father or relative, and gradually during the Middle Ages, these names became fixed hereditary surnames.

Early Origins of the Mori family

The surname Mori was first found in Modena (Etruscan: Mutna; Latin: Mutina; Modenese: Mòdna), around the year 1179.

Important Dates for the Mori family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mori research. Another 30 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1050, 1375, 1639, 1636, 1677 and 1735 are included under the topic Early Mori History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mori Spelling Variations

Italian surnames have a surprising number of forms in comparison with other European surnames because they reflect the regional variations and the many dialects of the Italian language, each of which has its distinctive features. For example, in Northern Italy the most standard Italian surname suffix is "I", whereas in Southern Italy the most typical surname suffix is "O". Sardinian is very different from other forms of Italian and in fact, it is considered to be its own distinct language. Additionally, spelling changes frequently occurred because medieval scribes, church officials, and the bearers of names, spelled names as they sounded rather than according to any specific spelling rules. As a consequence of the major changes in the Italian language and in the local spellings of Italian surnames that occurred over the course of history, there are numerous variations for the surname Mori. These spelling variations include Moro, Moras, Morasco, Morassi, Morasso, Morassut, Morassutti, Moratelli, Morati, Moratti, Moratto, Morazzi, Morero, Moreschi, Moraschi, Moresi, Moret, Moretti, Moretto, Morin, Morini, Morino, Moriotti, Moriotto, Morozzi, Morisco, Moresco, Morisi, Mori, Morimanno, Moroni, Morucchio, Morucci and many more.

Early Notables of the Mori family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family was Giacomo Morattinni who compiled volumes of statutory laws and legislation made from the year 1050 to 1375 in the region of Forli and Siena. Later, in the 17th century, Antonio Morelli was a member...
Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mori Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mori migration to the United States

The records on immigrants and ships' passengers show a number of people bearing the name Mori:

Mori Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • George Mori, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1791
Mori Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Michael Mori who arrived in Philadelphia in 1860
  • Karl S Mori, who landed in Kentucky in 1883 [1]
  • Samuel Mori, who arrived in Kentucky in 1885 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Mori (post 1700)

  • William G. Mori, American politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Alabama, 1972 [2]
  • Sandy Mori, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1988 [2]
  • Richard A. Mori, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1988 [2]
  • Italo Mori, American politician, Industrial Candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1916 [2]
  • Amadio Mori, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1908; Industrial Candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1916 [2]
  • Cesare Mori (1872-1942), Italian politician, prefect of Bolgna, known as "Prefetto di Ferro," or the "iron prefect," for his crime fighting tactics
  • Toru Mori (1935-2014), Japanese professional baseball player
  • Mori Rothman, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington, 2008 [3]

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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