Moran Family History

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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. English: variant of Morant, normally pronounced with the stress on the second syllable. Spanish (Morán): habitational name from places called Morán in Asturies, Galicia (Pontevedra) and Aragon (Zaragoza).

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

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

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Moran Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Moran name?

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

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  • Ireland & Scotland


  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • France


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Moran Family Origin

Where is the Moran family from?

Moran Family Occupations

What did your Moran ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Moran. The most common Moran occupation in the USA was Laborer. 21% of Moran's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Moran family was Miner.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Miner


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

Moran Historical Records

What Moran family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 456,000 census records available for the last name Moran. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Moran 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 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 Card

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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Moran Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Moran 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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