1921 England and Wales Census records are now available!

On 6 January 2022 the 1921 England and Wales Census records were made available online via the FindMyPast website. The records have been indexed and are searchable via the usual methods. These records are only viewable on a pay-per-view basis and are not included in any of FindMyPast's existing subscriptions with the exception of the 12 month premium subscription.

Morris records on Ancestry

Ancestry is a major source of information if you are filling out your Morris family tree. A vast range of data is available to search ranging from census records, births, deaths and marriages, military records and immigration records to name but a few. Free trials are normally available and are a good way to fill out a lot of your tree quickly.

Country Collection
Globe Ancestry.com Global records search results for the Morris family.
USA Ancestry.com US records search results for the Morris family.
UK Ancestry.co.uk UK records search results for the Morris family.
Canada Ancestry.ca Canadian records search results for the Morris family.
Australia Ancestry.com.au Australian records search results for the Morris family.

Ask a Question

Looking for information on a Morris in your family tree? Why not post a question here -

Historical References

"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)


Sometimes you can run into a brick wall in your tree and you just don't have enough evidence to make that next step back in time. If you are lucky then you may find some previously undiscovered Morris ancestors. Additionally, the modern DNA test can give you a breakdown of your ethnic mix - you may be surprised at the results!

Unlock your DNAHave you reached a brick wall in your Morris Tree?

Visit our Morris DNA page to find out more.

Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Morris Genealogy

Birth, Death and Marriage records are often the best method of making the links to the Morris Genealogy that will form part of your family tree. Although records vary from country to country, they are normally the most formal record of a person's relations. From the sources listed below it will be possible to locate a birth record and, from that record, a birth certificate may be obtainable which is likely to list the names of the parents, therefore taking you back another generation. A marriage certificate may also list the names of the respective fathers of the bride and groom which may then help you to find them earlier in life on a census record enabling you to fill out more detail in the Morris family tree.

Study Morris Parish Records at Find My Past.

Look at the UK registered births, marriages and deaths for the Morris family name using the FreeBMD database.

Study Genealogy BankGenealogy Bank for Morris family records.

Investigate MyHeritage for Morris family data.

Study the LDS Database for records of the Morris family.

Research the Morris surname using fold3 Military Archives and view images of original Morris Military records.

ukDid you know that there are currently 89900 people with the Morris surname in the UK? Morris is now ranked number 34 for popularity in the UK.

Morris Family History Databases

Search WikiTree for user contributed Morris family records. Collaboration is encouraged so that accuracy of Morris data can be verified or corrected by other users.

Look at MyTrees for information on the Morris family and people looking to contact living Morris relations.

Search GENi for Morris family records.

Find your Irish Morris relatives on findmypast.ie

Morris Forums

Research the Morris surname using Genealogy.com forums .

ukDid you know that there are currently 379781 people with the Morris surname in the USA? Morris is ranked number 47 for popularity in the USA.

Miscellaneous Morris Databases

Look at the Ellis Island Database for information on the Morris family. This database contains over 25 million immigration records detailing passengers arriving in the United States of America.

Use the Surname Map project to look at the current distribution of the Morris surname in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Romania.