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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • English, Welsh, and Scottish : variant of Morris.
  • Dutch and North German : variant of Moritz.
  • French : variant of Maurice.
  • Latvian : nickname for a dark person, from Moris ‘Moor’, ‘Negro’. Compare Moore 2.
  • Lithuanian : possibly a nickname from morỹs ‘lazy person’.

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