Morales Family History

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Morales Name Meaning

Spanish: topographic name from the plural of moral ‘mulberry tree’.

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

Similar surnames: Moraes, Portales, Pomales, Corrales, Moras, Rosales, Morais, Perales

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Morales Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Morales name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Morales. 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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Morales Family Origin

Where is the Morales family from?

Morales Family Occupations

What did your Morales ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Morales occupation in the USA was Laborer. 25% of Morales's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Morales family was Farm Laborer. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Morales.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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

Morales Historical Records

What Morales family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 312,000 census records available for the last name Morales. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Morales 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 105,000 immigration records available for the last name Morales. 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 23,000 military records available for the last name Morales. For the veterans among your Morales ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Morales Life Expectancy

What is the average Morales lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Morales life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Morales in 1942 was 41, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Morales

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Morales 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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