N H Morrison suggests there were Gaels who were Moors who later became Norsemen or Saxons: “the fact that the Moors, and not the Morrises, have the same crest as the Morrisons, plainly points in that direction for the ancestry of the name. The name as originally written in Saxon, or in Saxon-English, would be Moores-son, or Mores-son; or if the h of the Gaelic were retained, Mhores-son, the Saxon genitive, our possessive, being es. This is by far the most regular, the most simple, the most natural, and, taking the crest into account, the most probable origin of the name. 'The Saxon language was "well established in England and the Lowlands of Scotland in the ninth century. In Norse, the name would be Moors-son, Mors-son, Mhors-son, the genitive being formed in s without the ‘e ‘."
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