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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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Where is the Mora family from?

You can see how Mora families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mora family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mora families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Mora family living in Missouri. This was 100% of all the recorded Mora's in the USA. Missouri had the highest population of Mora families in 1840.
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What did your Mora ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mora. 30% of Mora men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Mora women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mora were Salesman and Waitress.

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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

  • Laborer
    30%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%
  • Salesman
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    18%
  • Seamstress
    10%
  • Housewife
    6%
  • Waitress
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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 Cards

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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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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