- Jelly RollFerdinand Morton, 1885–1941, U.S. jazz pianist, composer, and band leader.
- Le·vi Par·sons [lee-vahy pahr-suh nz] /ˈli vaɪ ˈpɑr sənz/, 1824–1920, vice president of the U.S. 1889–93; governor of New York 1895–96.
- William Thomas Green,1819–68, U.S. dentist: first to employ ether as an anesthetic.
- a town in central Illinois.
- a male given name: a family name taken from a Norman placename meaning “town on the moor.”
Examples from the Web for morton
A similar thing happened to Morton Downey Jr., who claimed he was attacked by neo-Nazis.Brace Yourself: October Election Surprises Surely on the Way
October 31, 2014
Asked if such sex could harm women the same way it harms gay men, Morton thought for a moment.Crucifixes, Gorillas, and Adult Diapers: My March Against Gay Marriage
June 20, 2014
That tracks what I was told this morning by Morton Klein, who runs the smaller and more hawkish Zionist Organization of America.Why AIPAC Won't Fight Hagel
January 7, 2013
The government side also succeeded in concealing this evidence from Morton's defense team, for which they are now in big trouble.Does Jeffrey MacDonald Belong in Jail?
January 3, 2013
Downey grew up in the shadow of his father, the Irish tenor Morton Downey, and vowed to eclipse his fame one day.‘Evocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie’: The Pundit’s Rise and Fall
April 24, 2012
That's the shorter way—promptitude is my rule in life, Mr. Morton.
That was the only rude speech Mr. Morton had ever made to his better half.
Mrs. Morton shook her head gently, and took the letter—alas!
Mr. Morton had naturally a stern countenance, stern to every one but his wife.
If you had my corns, Mr. Morton, you would not talk in that way!
- 4th Earl of, title of James Douglas. 1516–81, regent of Scotland (1572–78) for the young James VI. He was implicated in the murders of Rizzio (1566) and Darnley (1567) and played a leading role in ousting Mary, Queen of Scots; executed
- Jelly Roll, real name Ferdinand Joseph La Menthe Morton. 1885–1941, US jazz pianist, singer, and songwriter; one of the creators of New Orleans jazz
Word Origin and History for morton
surname, from the many Mortons on the map of England, literally "moor or marsh settlement." Morton's Fork (1759) is in reference to John Morton (c.1420-1500), archbishop of Canterbury, who levied forced loans under Henry VII by arguing the obviously rich could afford to pay and the obviously poor clearly were living frugally and thus had savings and could pay, too.
- American dentist and pioneer anesthetist who in 1846 gave the first public demonstration of ether as an anesthetic in a surgical procedure.