Origins Available: English
The English surname Morress comes from the place name St. Maurice, Normandy
where N. de St. Maurice was listed in the Magn. Rotul. of Normandie (1180-1195.) This personal name
is in turn derived from the Latin name Mauritius, which comes from maurus, meaning " a moor."
Early Origins of the Morress family
The surname Morress was first found in Herefordshire
. Early records there show Isabell, John and Margeries Morice in England
c. 1272. The same census shows William filius
Maurici in Huntingdon
, Richard filius Maurycii in Cambridge and Peter filius Maurice in Lincoln county. The surname may also be a nickname
for someone who was "swarthy" as shown by the Robert le Mareys reference in 1274.
Early History of the Morress family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Morress research.Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1308, 1314, 1297, 1678, 1654, 1721, 1682, 1703, 1704 and are included under the topic Early Morress History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Morress Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Morris, Morriss, Moriss, Morrice, Morice, Moris and others.
Early Notables of the Morress family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Morress family to Ireland
Some of the Morress family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 143 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Morress family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Morress Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Gideon Morress, aged 39, who landed in Maryland in 1812 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)