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Morrison Name Meaning

Irish: from Ó Muirgheasáin ‘descendant of Muirgheasán’ a diminutive of Muirgheas a personal name meaning ‘sea valor’. Scottish: from Gaelic Mac Moireasdain ‘son of Moireasdan’ a personal name cognate with Irish Muirgheasán’ (see 1 above). Scottish and English: patronymic from the personal name Morris .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Morison, Morris, Borreson, Jordison, Harrison, Mollison, Mathison

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Where is the Morrison family from?

You can see how Morrison families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Morrison family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Morrison families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 271 Morrison families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 16% of all the recorded Morrison's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Morrison families in 1840.
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What did your Morrison ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Morrison. 14% of Morrison men worked as a Farmer and 6% of Morrison women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Morrison were Truck Driver and Maid. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 986,000 census records available for the last name Morrison. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Morrison census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 166,000 immigration records available for the last name Morrison. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 164,000 military records available for the last name Morrison. For the veterans among your Morrison ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Morrison lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Morrison life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Morrison in 1940 was 54, and 74 in 2004.

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