Morissey heads of household in the 1911 census


Click on the red marker on the map below for a link to the full 1911 census entry.

For background on how the map was made (and its flaws), see the relevant blog entry.

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 1911, with total occurences

Monissey: 1
Moressy: 1
Morisey: 2
Morissey: 3
Morissy: 1
Morisy: 2
Morressy: 7
Morresy: 1
Morrisey: 31
Morrissey: 352
Morrissy: 96
Morrisy: 4

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