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Mortimer name meaning

First Name
2k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
6k
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Mortimer

User Submitted Origins

English
53%
French
29%
Zimbabwe
12%
Jewish
6%

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  1. English nobleman who deposed Edward II and was executed by Edward III (1287-1330)
Wiktionary

A habitational surname from Mortemer in France, from Old Northern French, literally meaning “dead pond”.

  1. A British surname​.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.

Notable Persons Named Mortimer

Notable Persons Named Mortimer

Mortimer Zuckerman

Mortimer Zuckerman is an executive chairman of boston properties, editor-in-chief of u.s. news & world report, publisher of the new york daily news, boston properties, u.s. news & world report, new york daily news, executive chairman ofboston properties, and publisher of thenew y. Mortimer was given the name Mortimer Benjamin Zuckerman on June 4th, 1937 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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John Marley

John Marley was an actor. His career lasted from 1947 to 1947. John was given the name Mortimer Marlieb on October 17th, 1907 in New York City, New York, U.S. He passed away on May 22nd, 1984.

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Mortimer J. Adler

Mortimer J. Adler was a philosopher. Mortimer was born on December 28th, 1902 in New York City, New York, United States. He passed away on June 28th, 2001.

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Sir Mortimer Wheeler

Sir Mortimer Wheeler was a scientist in the field of archaeology. Mortimer was given the name Robert Eric Mortimer Wheeler on September 10th, 1890 in Glasgow, Scotland. He passed away on July 22nd, 1976.

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Mark Rydell

Mark Rydell is an actor, director, and producer. Mark was given the name Mortimer H. Rydell on March 23rd, 1928 in New York City.

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Mort Mills

Mort Mills was an actor. He was most prominent from 1952 to 1973. Mort was given the name Mortimer Morris Kaplan on January 11th, 1919 in New York City. He breathed his last breath on June 6th, 1993.

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  • Mortimer M. Caplin
  • Mortimer Luddington Menpes
  • Mortimer Lewis
  • Sir Mortimer Davis
    Businessman
  • Mortimer Sellers
    Professor
  • Mortimer Dormer Leggett
    Military Person
  • Mortimer Robinson Proctor
    Governor of Vermont
  • Mortimer Collins
    Writer
  • Mortimer Delano
  • Mortimer Grimshaw
    Cotton Weaver
  • Mortimer Hogan
    Athlete
  • Mortimer John Brown
  • Mortimer Sloper Howell
  • Mortimer Cleveland

Notable Persons With the Last Name Mortimer

Notable Persons With the Last Name Mortimer

Roger Mortimer

Roger Mortimer was a noble. He holds the title Earl of March and Baron Mortimer. Roger was born as the child of Edmund Mortimer, 2nd Baron Mortimer, Margaret Fiennes, and Baroness Mortimer on April 25th, 1287 in Wigmore Castle, Wigmore, Herefordshire, England. He left this life on November 29th, 1330.

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Emily Mortimer

Emily Mortimer is an actress and screenwriter. Her ongoing career started in 1995. Emily was given the name Emily Kathleen Anne Mortimer by her parent John Mortimer on December 1st, 1971 in Hammersmith, London, England, UK.

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Bob Mortimer

Bob Mortimer is a surreal humour and physical comedy comedian. Bob was given the name Robert Renwick Mortimer on May 23rd, 1959 in Acklam, Middlesbrough, North Riding of Yorkshire, England.

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Tinsley Mortimer

Tinsley was given the name Tinsley Randolph Mercer on August 11th, 1975.

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Sir John Mortimer

Sir John Mortimer was a barrister, dramatist, screenwriter, author, and playwright. John was given the name John Clifford Mortimer on April 21st, 1923 in Hampstead, London, United Kingdom. He breathed his last breath on January 16th, 2009.

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Edmund Mortimer

Edmund Mortimer was a noble. He holds the title Earl of Ulster and Earl of March. Edmund was born as the child of Roger Mortimer, 4th Earl of March, Alianore Holland, and Countess of March on November 6th, 1391 in New Forest, Westmeath. He breathed his last breath on January 18th, 1425.

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Mortimer U.S.
  White 87.00% 64.26%
  African American 8.17% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.58% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.25% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.83% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.17% 16.26%

Of Last Name Mortimer

People with the last name Mortimer are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Mortimer

  • How Popular is the name Mortimer? Mortimer is the 7,159th most popular name of all time. As a last name Mortimer was the 6,195th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Mortimer have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,924 babies born with the first name Mortimer in the United States. That's more than enough people named Mortimer to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Mortimer? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 12 new born babies.
  • When was Mortimer first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Mortimer is Monday, July 27th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Mortimer born? The highest recorded use of the first name Mortimer was in 1916 with a total of 91 babies.
  • Random Mortimer Factoid: According to the 1917 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Mortimer is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 40 babies in New York have the same name in 1917.
  • Weird things about the name Mortimer: The name spelled backwards is Remitrom. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Eormtirm. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Mortimer? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 5,521 people with the last name Mortimer.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Mortimer? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Mortimer as their last name.
  • Mortimer name meaning

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