Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Maurice m. Latin Mauricius 'Moorish, Mauretanian'.

The name of a popular 2nd C Roman saint, a 6th C Byzantine emperor, and a 12th C French saint.

In Ireland, Maurus was sometimes used as an anglicization or latinization of Murdoch.

Czech Republic
Latin
1348 Mauritij (gen) chlumecky 11; 1349 Mauritij (gen) ibid. 17; 1356 Mauricij (gen) ibid. 131
England
Latin
1222 Mauricius (nom) StPaulDom p. 7; 1240 Mauricii (gen) ibid. p. 120, Mauricum (acc) ibid. p. 121; 1299 Mauricius (nom) ComWil-vol1 p. 3; 1485–1486 Mauricio (abl) CovGuild-2 p. 62, Mores (nom) ibid. p. 79; 1559 Morris (nom) StMartF p. 60
Early Modern English
1530 Morys LIWill-III p. 34; 1532–1533 Morres CovGuild-2 p. 109; 1534 Mores ibid. p. 132; 1539 Moryshe BarnstapleBap p. 1; 1540 Morrys ibid. p. 1; 1542 Morrs ibid. p. 2; 1560 Moris RegSASel p. 6; 1560/1 Moris ibid. p. 7; 1562 Moryshe BarnstapleBap p. 12; 1564 Morice BEmar-vol1 p. 7; 1565 Mawryce BEmar-vol2 p. 30; 1569 Maurice bruton-vol1 p. 38; 1572 Maurice ibid. p. 40; 1575/6 Morris BEmar-vol1 p. 9; 1580 Moris BEmar-vol2 p. 96; 1581 Maurice bruton-vol1 p. 44; 1582 Morris DEmar-vol2 p. 7; 1587 Maurice bruton-vol1 p. 47; 1588 Maurice ibid. p. 8, Morice BUmar-vol2 p. 64, Morris StAnthonlin p. 33; 1589 Maurice bruton-vol1 p. 48, Morris DEmar-vol2 p. 19; 1590 Maurice bruton-vol1 p. 49, Morice BUmar-vol2 p. 65; 1593 Maurice bruton-vol1 p. 53; 1597 Maurice ibid. p. 55; 1598 Maurice ibid. p. 56; 1599 Morris DEmar-vol2 p. 42
1541 Morry BarnstapleBap p. 2
France
Latin
1101x1129 Mauricius (nom) CartStPC XXXIII; 1138x62 Mauricii (gen) clairvaux-12thc 66; 1201 Mauritii (gen) NDParisII 2-XLVIII; 1301 Mauricii (gen) MemPic-vol17 p. 176, Mauricius (nom) ibid. p. 206; 1378 Mauricio (dat) hanquetvol1 623
c823 Mauriciolus (nom) irminon-vol2 29, CE
Old French
1296 Morise paris1296 p. 56; 1313 Morise Paris1313 p. 9
1301 Mouret (obl) MemPic-vol17 p. 292
Middle French
1493 Morice MSR1838 p. 376
1421 Moriset favier 65
Germany
Early New High German
1403 Mauritze (nom) mairhofer DCLXXIV; 1497 Moritz Nurn1497 1628
Hungary
Latin
1351 Mauricy (gen) CDH-IX-II I
Ireland
Latin
fin12thC Mauricius (nom) MunDocIr III, p. 22, Moricius (nom) ibid. III, p. 13, Moriz (nom) ibid. III, p. 6
Early Modern English
1540 Maurice Fiants-1 109
Italy
Latin
584 Mauricio (abl) CartYonne1 III; 1326 Mauritio (abl) Friuli-14thC no. 437
Latvia
Latin
1290 Mauricio (dat) RigSB 345; 1291 Mauricio (dat) ibid. 348
Poland
Latin
1228 Mauritius (nom) hennes-vol1 p. 81
Scotland
Latin
1376 Mauricio (dat) morton-vol1 16, Moricio (dat) ibid. 16
Switzerland
Latin
1195 Mauritius (nom) CartHaut 29; 1214 Maricius (nom) ibid. 32; 1236 Mauricium (acc) ibid. 41, Mauricius (nom) ibid. 41
Wales
Latin
1185xc1208 Meuric (nom) Pryce-1st no. 4; 1198 Meuryg (gen) ibid. no. 5, Meyrug (nom) ibid. no. 5; 1206 Meuric (abl) ibid. no. 9; 1208 Meurig (abl) ibid. no. 6, Meyrig (nom) ibid. no. 6; 1453 Meurig (nom) ArchCambIII p. 69; 1455 Meurig (nom) ibid. p. 258; 1456 Meuric (nom) ibid. p. 258, Meurig (nom) ibid. p. 258
Early Modern English
1577 Morice RegLlantrithyd p. 61; 1584 Morice ibid. p. 33; 1591 Mirick ibid. p. 35, Myricke ibid. p. 62; 1597 Myryk ibid. p. 1; 1599 Mirick ibid. p. 1
Welsh
1560 Moryce RegCon1 p. 19; 1583 Moris ibid. p. 40
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Maurice". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Maurice.