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Moers Name Meaning

German (Mörs): habitational name from Moers in the Rhineland or from any of several places called Mörse or Mörsen. German (Mörse): from a variant of the personal name Moritz. Dutch: variant of Moors 2 and 3.

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


Similar surnames: Moors, Boers, Moes, Roers, Mars, Goers, Miers, Meers, Moyers, Mones

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Where is the Moers family from?

You can see how Moers families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Moers family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Moers families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 16 Moers families living in Illinois. This was about 27% of all the recorded Moers's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Moers families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Moers surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Moers ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Moers. 21% of Moers men worked as a Farmer and 42% of Moers women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Moers were Contractor and Operator.

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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
    21%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Contractor
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    42%
  • Clerk
    25%
  • Housewife
    17%
  • Operator
    17%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Moers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Moers 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 633 immigration records available for the last name Moers. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Moers. For the veterans among your Moers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Moers lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Moers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Moers in 1963 was 83, and 86 in 2004.

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