Flanders, which was an important trading partner and political ally of Britain during the Middle Ages. As a result of the frequent commercial intercourse between the Flemish and English nations, many Flemish migrants settled in Britain. In early times, people were known by only a single name. However, as the population grew and people traveled further afield, it became increasingly necessary to assume an additional name to differentiate between bearers of the same personal name. One of the most common classes of surname is the patronymic surname, which was usually derived from the first name of the person's father. Flemish surnames of this type are often characterized by the diminutive suffix -kin, which became very frequent in England during the 14th century. The surname Mors is derived from the Old French name Maur, which is derived from the Latin personal name Mauritius, which means Moorish or dark. Mors is a late form of the surname.
Early Origins of the Mors family
Gloucestershire where, conjecturally being of Flemish origin they were one of the many settlers who were invited into England to improve the industrial capabilities of the nation.
Early History of the Mors family
Another 256 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1771, 1791, 1807, and 1872 are included under the topic Early Mors History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Mors Spelling Variations
Flemish surnames are characterized by a large number of spelling variations. One reason for this is that medieval English lacked definite spelling rules. The spellings of surnames were also influenced by the official court languages, which were French and Latin. Names were rarely spelled consistently in medieval times. Scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to specific spelling rules, and people often had their names registered in several different forms throughout their lives. One of the greatest reasons for change is the linguistic uniqueness of the Flemish settlers in England, who spoke a language closely related to Dutch. The pronunciation and spelling of Flemish names were often altered to suit the tastes of English-speaking people. In many cases, the first, final, or middle syllables of surnames were eliminated. The name has been spelled Mors, Morse, Mawse and others.
Early Notables of the Mors family (pre 1700)
Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mors Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Mors family to the New World and Oceana
A search of the immigration and passenger lists has shown a number of people bearing the name Mors:
Mors Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Mors (post 1700)
Mors Family Crest Products