The name ‘Morrison’ originates from England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. It is a derivative from the personal name ‘Maurice’, intorduced to britain by the Normans. (from the Latin name ‘Mauritius’, a derivative of ‘Maurus’), this was borne by several minor early Christian saints, including a 3rd Century. Swiss martyr. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Morrison’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the 14th century were a ‘Ricardus Morrison’, from the County of Yorkshire, England, is recorded in 1379. It´s derivative ‘Morris’ the name of an extensive and powerful family in Colonial North America, who played a leading part in the emergence of the nation. They were decended from Richard Morris (died in 1672), who had fought in Cromwell’s army and then bacame a merchant in Barbados. His son Lewis (1671-1746) established the ‘manor’ of Morrisiana in New York State. His grandson, Lewis (1726-1798), 3rd owner of that manor, was a signatory of the Declaration of Independance. Two other grandsons, Richard and Gouverneur, were also key figures in thr Revol… Coat of arms: Or, on a cr…
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