Morell Family History

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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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Morell Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Morell name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Portugal


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Morell Family Origin

Where is the Morell family from?

Morell Family Occupations

What did your Morell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Morell. A less common occupation for the Morell family was Farming. The most common Morell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Morell's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Morell Historical Records

What Morell family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Morell Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Morell 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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