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Moreau Name Meaning

French and Walloon:: from the medieval personal name Morel from the Latin name Maurellus derived from Maurus ‘Moor’ (see Mauro compare Morel ). nickname for a dark-skinned man from Old French morel ‘dark brown black’ a diminutive of moré ‘brown black’ (see More 2 compare Morel ). Compare also Morrow .

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

Similar surnames: Morneau, Dorau, Moret, Moree, Reau, More, Bureau, Mongeau, Morey

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Where is the Moreau family from?

You can see how Moreau families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Moreau family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Moreau families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 30 Moreau families living in Louisiana. This was about 70% of all the recorded Moreau's in USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Moreau families in 1840.
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What did your Moreau ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Moreau. 17% of Moreau men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Moreau women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Moreau were Clerk and Saleslady. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Clerk
  • Saleslady
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Census Records

There are 63,000 census records available for the last name Moreau. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Moreau census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Moreau. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Moreau. For the veterans among your Moreau ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Moreau lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Moreau life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Moreau in 1943 was 17, and 77 in 2004.

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