FitzMaurice (Kerry)

The name Morris in Ireland is of Norman origin from the names de Maries and de Marisco. The name is also used interchangeably with Morrissey and Fitzmaurice. The main Sept bearing this name was originallly based in County Galway in the West of the country.

Origen: Irlandés. Encontrados primero en Co. Kerry, Galway y Mayo. The Anglo-Norman invaders, if they could be called that since their movement into the eastern portion of Ireland was relatively peaceful, added their old Norman conventions for surnames to the previously established Irish system for hereditary surnames. One of the most frequent forms of surnames for both cultures was the patronymic surname, which was formed from the name of the original bearer's father or grandfather. The Norman tradition that the Anglo- Normans brought with them used diminutive suffixes such as -ot, -et, -un, -in, or -el to demonstrate the bearer's relation to the male relative. Occasionally, two suffixes were combined to form a double diminutive, as in the combinations of -el-in, -el-ot, -in-ot, and -et-in. The Normans also formed patronymic surnames in a manner very similar to the Irish: they simply added a prefix to their father's name. These Anglo-Norman people, however, used the prefix Fitz-, which was derived from the French word fils, and ultimately from the Latin filius, which both mean son. Although this prefix probably originated in Flanders or Normandy, it can now only be found in Ireland. The surname Fitzmaurice is derived from Mac Muiris. The name means son of Morris. The personal names Maurice and Morris are derived from the Latin name Mauritus, which is itself a derivative of Maurus. First found in Kerry, Galway and Mayo.

Variantes: Fitzmaurice, Fitzmorris, FitzMaurice, FitzMorris, Morris y otros.

Motto (Morris): If God be with us, who can be against us.



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