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Morell Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Morrell or Morel. Catalan: habitational name from any of several places called Morell in Tarragona and Girona provinces or Majorica and Minorca Islands, from a vernacular form of Latin Maurellus ‘dark-skinned’, diminutive of Maurus ‘Moor’.

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


Similar surnames: Morel, Morrell, Orell, Mowell, Sorell, Morello, Monell, Torell

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Where is the Morell family from?

You can see how Morell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Morell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Morell families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 9 Morell families living in New York. This was about 26% of all the recorded Morell's in USA. New York had the highest population of Morell families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Morell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Morell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Morell. 18% of Morell men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Morell women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Morell were New Worker and Waitress. .

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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
    18%
  • Farmer
    8%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • New Worker
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    19%
  • New Worker
    11%
  • Maid
    9%
  • Waitress
    9%
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Census Records

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Morell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Morell 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Morell. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Morell. For the veterans among your Morell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Morell lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Morell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Morell in 1945 was 44, and 75 in 2004.

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