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Morant Name Meaning

English, French, and German: from an Old French personal name of uncertain etymology. It appears to be a byname meaning ‘steadfast’, ‘enduring’, from the present participle of Old French (de)morer ‘to remain or stay’, but this may be no more than the reworking under the influence of folk etymology of a Germanic personal name. The later may be from the elements mod ‘courage’ + hramn ‘raven’. Another possibility is derivation from Latin Maurus + suffix -andus (following the pattern of names formed from a verbal noun, such as Amandus). French: habitational name, a variant of Morand.

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


Similar surnames: Mort, Moran, Morvant, Morano, Morante, Moron, Mont, Moren, Morland

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Where is the Morant family from?

You can see how Morant families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Morant family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Morant families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 5 Morant families living in Louisiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Morant's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Morant families in 1840.
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What did your Morant ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Morant. 43% of Morant men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Morant women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Morant were Salesman and Teacher.

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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
    43%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Porter
    9%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    25%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Housekeeper
    16%
  • Teacher
    10%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Morant. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Morant. For the veterans among your Morant ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Morant lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Morant life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Morant in 1949 was 39, and 60 in 2004.

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