Meaning and Origin of: Morse

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Latin : Dark-skinned; like a Moor
  • Latin : Dark-skinned

Last name origin & meaning:

  • Welsh and English : variant of Morris.
  • Americanized form of any of various like-sounding Jewish surnames, especially Moses. Compare Morris.
  • Samuel Morse (1791–1872), inventor of the electric telegraph and of Morse code, was a direct descendant of Anthony Morse of Wiltshire, England, who had emigrated to MA in 1635.