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Mort Family History

Mort Name Meaning
English (Lancashire): of uncertain origin. The most plausible suggestion is that it is a Norman nickname from Old French mort ‘dead’ (Latin mortuus), presumably referring to a person of deathly pallor or unnaturally still countenance, or possibly to someone who played the part of death in a pageant. However, it could also be the result of survival into the Middle English period of an Old English personal name, Morta, or an Old English vocabulary word mort ‘young salmon or trout’, both postulated by Ekwall to explain various place names (see for example Morcom).French: either a nickname from Old French mort ‘dead’ (see above), or an alteration, by folk etymology, of the personal name Mor(e) (see Moore 3).

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

161,891 Historical Documents with Mort on Ancestry.com
67,822 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
4,367 Military Records
3,278 Immigration Records
26,149 Census and Voter Lists
60,275 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Mort Families

  • Number of Mort families
     37 - 72
     13 - 36
     1 - 12
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Mort families
     441 - 880
     148 - 440
     1 - 147
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Mort families
     7 - 12
     3 - 6
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Mort Family Origin

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Mort Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Mort

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Mort Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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