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Morey can be considered an English topographical surname. Recorded in various spellings including Morey, Morry, and Moorhay, the name originates from the Olde English pre 6th Century words "mor" meaning a marsh or swamp and "leah" describing a fenced enclosure or farm, a place suitable for agriculture, to give the farm by the marsh or similar. The surname is first recorded in the medieval period, and seems from earliest times to be associated with the city of London. English (of Norman origin): from the Old French personal name Mory, a short form of Amaury (see Emery). Others trace origin to 1200 AD to what is now Spain, France and the British Isles. Areas that were common to Celts living in the Iberian peninsula. The name also can trace origin as being Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Mórdha (see Moore).
Morey is a commune in the Saône-et-Loire department in the region of Bourgogne in eastern France.
Fairlee is a town in Vermont, United States which is home to Lake Morey, which claims to have the longest ice skating trail in the United States.
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Samuel Morey (17-62-1843, American inventor
David Beale Morey (1889-1986), American Football and baseball player
Walter “Walt” Morey (1907-1992), American author of children’s fiction
Rovert Willis Morey, Jr. (1936), American Olympic gold medalist
Sean Joseph Morey (1976), former American NFL football player
Frank Morey (1840-1890), US Representative from Louisiana
Eve Morey, (1983), Australian actress
Tom Morey, (1935), Inventor of the Morey Boogie Board
Morey Amsterdam, (1908-1996), Actor and Comedian
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