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"MORRIS, MORICE, MORRICE. Forms of Maurice (from Latin Mauritius, 'moorish,' the name of a saint martyred in 286 A. n.). The name was introduced into Britain by the Normans among whom it was popular. Arthur Mauricius witnessed a charter by the earl of Levenax, 1364 (HP., rv, p. 16). Gilbert Morice or Moris held a tenement in Irvine, 1540 (Irvine, i, p. 167, 168), and in 1565 Robert Morese was a tenant on lands of the bishop of Moray (REM., p. 433). James Morriss was a charter witness in Brechin, 1512, and John Moreiss is recorded there in 1548 (REB., n, 169, 200). Malcum Mori-is was admitted burgess of Aberdeen, 1559 (NSCM., i, p. 68), and John Moreis is recorded in Wester Innergowry, 1585 (Scon, p. 229). John Moreis was retoured heir of John Dotchoun, portioner of Corshill, Kilwinning, 1633 (Retours, Ayr, 291), and David Moreis appears as coal grieve in Bogie in 1680 (RFC., 3. ser. vi, p. 587). Alexander Mortice was appointed schoolmaster of Fettercairn in 1674, and David Mores died there in 1696 (Jemise, i, p. 251). James Morrice from Monquhitter, Aberdeenshire, was killed in the first Great War (Turriff). Moreis 1656, Moress 1552, Morise 1511, Merries 1670, Morys 1497, Moryse 1508. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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Wikipedia Jane Morrice (born 11 May 1954) is a former politician in Northern Ireland.