Morissey heads of household in 1901 census


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Surname Dictionary

Morrissey numerous: Particularly South East and Munster. Ir. Ó Muirgheasa, from first name Muirgheas, sea-valour. A sept of Uí Fiachrach, Sligo, now more usually represented in Connacht by Morris, q.v. In Munster, it derives from Norman de Marisco.
Ó Muirgheasa Morrissey, Morris: líonmhar: Connachta & Mumhain. Bhí clann de chuid Uí Fiachrach i Sligeach, go mbíonn Morris orthu anois. Dealraíonn sé gur Angla-Normannaigh, de Marisco, a ghin muintir Mhuirgheasa sa Mhumhain agus Laighin. Fréamh: muir + gus .i. neart mara. Litriú nua: Ó Muireasa. IF.

Variants in 1901, with total occurences

Morissey: 2
Morissy: 3
Morisy: 1
Morresey: 1
Morressy: 13
Morresy: 2
Morrisay: 2
Morrisey: 24
Morrissey: 292
Morrissy: 135
Morrisy: 8

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