Definition of Morton

1. Noun. United States jazz musician who moved from ragtime to New Orleans jazz (1885-1941).

Definition of Morton

1. Proper noun. Any of several places of that name (or Moreton) meaning "settlement near a moor or marsh". ¹

2. Proper noun. (surname A=An English and Scottish habitational from=Old English dot=) from the placename. ¹

3. Proper noun. (surnames male given name) transferred from the surname. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Morton

Morris column
Morris columns
Morrow's honeysuckle
Morse code
Morse function
Morse functions
Morse theory
Morton's neuralgia
Morton's neuroma
Morton's plane
Morton's toe
Morus alba
Morus nigra
Morus rubra
Morvan's chorea
Mosaic law

Literary usage of Morton

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1. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register by Henry Fritz-Gilbert Waters (1850)
"Alice, daughter of Thomas morton, Thomas, son of Thomas morton, Jane, daughter of Thomas Morion, Robert, son of Thomas morton, James, son of Thomas morton, ..."

2. The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography by Historical Society of Pennsylvania (1877)
"SAMUEL morton, the father of Robert morton, whose diary is here given, was a merchant of Philadelphia, the son of James morton, of Aberdeen, Scotland. ..."

3. Collections by Minisink Valley Historical Society, Connecticut Historical Society (1858)
"Nathaniel morton, the subject of this notice, inherited much of the blood of ... He was descended, on his mother's side, from George morton, who arrived in ..."

4. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1830)
"That Dr. morton started in the St. Petersburgh packet for his destination ... morton is one of those very inconvenient persons in society who are determined ..."

5. Who's who in America by John William Leonard, Albert Nelson Marquis (1903)
"1st, Lucy Kimball (died, 1871); 2d, 1873, Anna Livingston Street; has 5 children: Edith Livingston, Lena, Helen, Alice and Mary morton. ..."

6. A Supplement to Allibone's Critical Dictionary of English Literature and by John Foster Kirk, Kirk, John Foster, 1824-1904, Samuel Austin Allibone (1891)
"morton, George II., FOS Geology of the Country around Liverpool, 1863. ... morton, James, MD, LRCS Edin., professor of materia medica in Anderson's College, ..."

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