Morton


Morton
Morton surname, from the many Mortons on the map of England, lit. "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.

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  • Morton — ist der Name folgender Orte: im Vereinigten Königreich: Morton (Derbyshire) Morton (Gloucestershire) Morton (Isle of Wight) Morton (Norfolk) Morton (Nottinghamshire) Morton and Hanthorpe in Lincolnshire Morton on Swale in North Yorkshire in den… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Morton — Morton, IL U.S. village in Illinois Population (2000): 15198 Housing Units (2000): 6299 Land area (2000): 12.181582 sq. miles (31.550150 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.044386 sq. miles (0.114958 sq. km) Total area (2000): 12.225968 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Morton —    MORTON, a parish, in the county of Dumfries, 15 miles (N. W. by N.) from Dumfries; containing, with the village of Thornhill, and part of Carronbridge, 2161 inhabitants. The name of Morton, which is Anglo Saxon, signifies the stronghold or… …   A Topographical dictionary of Scotland

  • Morton — puede referirse a: Morton Arboretum, un arboretum en Lisle, Illinois, Estados Unidos. Morton, localidad en Misisipi, Estados Unidos. Morton, localidad en Pensilvania, Estados Unidos. Morton, localidad en Francia …   Wikipedia Español

  • Morton, IL — U.S. village in Illinois Population (2000): 15198 Housing Units (2000): 6299 Land area (2000): 12.181582 sq. miles (31.550150 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.044386 sq. miles (0.114958 sq. km) Total area (2000): 12.225968 sq. miles (31.665108 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Morton, MN — U.S. city in Minnesota Population (2000): 442 Housing Units (2000): 216 Land area (2000): 1.214411 sq. miles (3.145309 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.015922 sq. miles (0.041239 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.230333 sq. miles (3.186548 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Morton, MS — U.S. city in Mississippi Population (2000): 3482 Housing Units (2000): 1289 Land area (2000): 6.723160 sq. miles (17.412905 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.036058 sq. miles (0.093390 sq. km) Total area (2000): 6.759218 sq. miles (17.506295 sq. km)… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Morton, PA — U.S. borough in Pennsylvania Population (2000): 2715 Housing Units (2000): 1209 Land area (2000): 0.361886 sq. miles (0.937280 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.361886 sq. miles (0.937280 sq. km) …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Morton, TX — U.S. city in Texas Population (2000): 2249 Housing Units (2000): 908 Land area (2000): 1.411195 sq. miles (3.654977 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.411195 sq. miles (3.654977 sq. km) FIPS code …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Morton, WA — U.S. city in Washington Population (2000): 1045 Housing Units (2000): 487 Land area (2000): 1.044266 sq. miles (2.704636 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.044266 sq. miles (2.704636 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places


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