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Morgan Family History

Morgan Name Meaning
Welsh: from the Old Welsh personal name Morcant, which is of uncertain but ancient etymology.Irish: importation of the Welsh surname, to which has been assimilated more than one Gaelic surname, notably Ó Muireagáin (see Merrigan).Scottish: of uncertain origin; probably from a Gaelic personal name cognate with Welsh Morcant.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Morgan Families

  • Number of Morgan families
     1,451 - 2,900
     484 - 1,450
     1 - 483
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Morgan families
     7,167 - 14,331
     2,390 - 7,166
     1 - 2,389
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Morgan families
     407 - 811
     136 - 406
     1 - 135
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Morgan Family Origin

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Morgan Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Morgan

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Morgan Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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