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Some of the following may or may not be true! I consider these to be anecdotes until otherwise proven. Likewise, the source of the coat of arms is unknown.

The surname MORRIS is apparently derived from the Latin, mauritius, meaning dark and swarthy. Thus the name probably was orginally Maurice.

Early records mention Ricardus Filius Morys in the Yorkshire Subsidy Rolls in 1297; Robert le Moreys in the Somerset Hundred Rolls in 1273 and John Morice in Buckhamshire Rolls of 1275.

Sir Christopher Morris (1490-1544) was master gunner of England.

And, of course there is the famous William Morris (1834 - 1896), well known for the chair that was named after him!

There are also many links to Morris genealogy sites that are American, but the following is a rather interesting one:

Perhaps someone will find a link between someone in that document and my Morris clan!

My story begins with my great great grandfather Edward Morris. I believe that my Morris ancestors resided in the midlands of England during the 1700's before coming to Ontario sometme between 1813 and 1819.

Before continuing to read further information on this website, I would like you to look at my page on Purpose And Philosophy, wherein I describe my thoughts about this site.

If you are related to anyone on this site, how do I find him or her?

Click on a Morris name below to follow the lineage. A complete listing of names on this website can be found by clicking on the Name Index on the left-side column.

Descendancy Chart for EdwardMorris


-- Earl Morris - 28 Jun 2009


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