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Moran Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Móráin ‘descendant of Mórán’ a personal name meaning ‘great’ ‘large’; the stress is normally on the first syllable. Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Moghráin earlier Ó Mughróin ‘descendant of Mughrón’ a personal name derived from mug ‘slave’ and rón ‘seal’. It may also be a shortened form of McMorran based on the same personal name. English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): variant of Morrin normally pronounced with the stress on the second syllable. Spanish (Morán): habitational name from any of the places called Morán in Asturias Galicia (Pontevedra) and Aragon (Zaragoza). Altered form of French Morin .

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


Similar surnames: Mohan, Toran, Morin, Foran, Mora, Doran, Moren, Moron, Horan, Boran

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Where is the Moran family from?

You can see how Moran families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Moran family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Moran families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 69 Moran families living in New York. This was about 28% of all the recorded Moran's in USA. New York had the highest population of Moran families in 1840.
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What did your Moran ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Moran. 13% of Moran men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Moran women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Moran were Clerk and Housekeeper. .

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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
    13%
  • Farmer
    7%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    7%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    5%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 93,000 immigration records available for the last name Moran. 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 82,000 military records available for the last name Moran. For the veterans among your Moran ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Moran lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Moran life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Moran in 1940 was 31, and 75 in 2004.

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