from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Morris, Esther Hobart McQuigg Slack 1814-1902. American suffragist who was instrumental in the passage of women's suffrage in Wyoming Territory (1869) and was the first woman justice of the peace in the United States (1870).
  • Morris, Gouverneur 1752-1816. American political leader and diplomat who led the committee that produced the final draft of the U.S. Constitution (1787).
  • Morris, Robert 1734-1806. American Revolutionary politician and financier. A signer of the Declaration of Independence, he raised money for the Continental Army, attended the Constitutional Convention (1787), and was financially ruined by land speculation.
  • Morris, William 1834-1896. British poet, painter, craftsman, and social reformer best remembered for his wallpaper and furniture designs and his poetry, including the epic Sigurd the Volsung (1876).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. An English and Scottish surname derived from the Norman given name Maurice.
  • proper n. An Irish surname, anglicised from Ó Muirghis.
  • proper n. A Welsh surname, anglicised from Meurig .
  • proper n. A male given name, transferred from the surnames, or a spelling variant of Maurice.


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