Mora Family History

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Mora Name Meaning

Portuguese, Spanish, and Catalan (Móra): habitational name from any of the places named Mora, in some cases from mora ‘mulberry’ (Late Latin mora, originally the plural of classical Latin morum). Occitan and Catalan (Morà): from Morandus, an old personal name of uncertain derivation and meaning. Italian: topographic name from Old Italian mora ‘pile of stones’. Hungarian (Móra): from a pet form of the personal name Móricz, Hungarian form of Morris. Czech and Polish: from a short form of a personal name, e.g. Czech Mauric, Polish Maurycy, derived from Latin Mauritius (see Morris). Polish: possibly a nickname from mora ‘sickness’, ‘plague’. Czech: possibly a nickname from mora ‘vampire’.

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

Similar surnames: Mira, Mori, Bora, Mura, Mara, Moya, More, Mota, Nora, Mort

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Mora Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Mora name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Mora. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • Spain


  • England & Wales


  • Portugal


  • France


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Mora Family Origin

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Mora Family Occupations

What did your Mora ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Mora occupation in the USA was Laborer. 30% of Mora's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Agriculturist were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mora. A less common occupation for the Mora family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Agriculturist

  • Farm Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Mora ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Mora Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 47,000 census records available for the last name Mora. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mora census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 23,000 immigration records available for the last name Mora. 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 Card

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Mora. For the veterans among your Mora ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mora Life Expectancy

What is the average Mora lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Mora life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Mora in 1946 was 34, and 70 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mora ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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