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Moreton Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Morton 1. French: nickname from a double diminutive of More 2. Spanish (Moretón): from moretón ‘brown’, ‘tanned’ (of skin).

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


Similar surnames: Morton, Molton, Moret, Moron, Forton, Moton, Morejon, Mouton, Borton

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Moreton Family Origin

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Moreton Family Occupations

What did your Moreton ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farm Laborer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Moreton. The most common Moreton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Moreton's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Moreton family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Farm Laborer

    8%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    5%

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

Moreton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Moreton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Moreton 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Moreton. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Moreton. For the veterans among your Moreton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Moreton Life Expectancy

What is the average Moreton lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Moreton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Moreton in 1944 was 33, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Moreton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Moreton 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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