Mori Name Meaning

Japanese: variously written, but most often with a character meaning ‘forest’, and denoting the sacred grove around a Shinto shrine. The character used to list the name in the Shinsen shojiroku means ‘guard’ or ‘keeper’. The name is mostly found in west-central Japan, the island of Shikoku, and in the Ryukyu Islands. Another name, properly Romanized as Mori, is written phonetically with the characters for ‘hair’ and ‘advantage’, but bearers of this name are also of the original Mori family. There were several daimyo families named Mori, the greatest originating in Aki (now part of Hiroshima prefecture). From their base in Choshu (Nagato: now part of Yamaguchi prefecture), they ruled much of western Honshu in the 16th century, until restricted by Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu to Choshu. Italian: patronymic form of Moro. German (Möri): from a pet form of the personal name Morhart (see Morath). Hungarian (Móri): habitational name for someone from a place called Mór in Fejér county of Hungary. Hungarian: patronymic from the personal name Mór, from Latin Maurus.

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


Similar surnames: Mari, Mora, Omori, Ori, Hori, More, Mars, Mort, Morin, Bodi

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Mori Family Origin

Where is the Mori family from?

SHOW MORE

Mori Family Occupations

What did your Mori ancestors do for a living?

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

SHOW MORE
  • Cook In Restrant

    20%
  • Keeping House

    20%
  • Merchant

    20%
  • Teacher

    20%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Mori family was Teacher. Cook In Restrant, Keeping House and Merchant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mori. The most common Mori occupation in the USA was Cook In Restrant. 20% of Mori's were Cook In Restrants.

Source: Census data for Mori | Data not to scale

Mori Historical Records

What Mori family records will you find?

Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Mori ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Mori

Solve your own mystery as you explore your history.

Mori Life Expectancy

What is the average Mori lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mori 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.

SHOW MORE

United States

Between 1942 and 2004, Mori life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Mori in 1942 was 43, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mori

Famous Mori Family

Is anyone famous hiding in your tree?

SHOW MORE
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)

Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Look up another name