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Moris Name Meaning

English, Welsh, and Scottish: variant of Morris. Dutch and North German: variant of Moritz. French: variant of Maurice. Latvian: nickname for a dark person, from Moris ‘Moor’, ‘Negro’. Compare Moore 2. Lithuanian: possibly a nickname from mory~s ‘lazy person’.

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


Similar surnames: Morris, Molis, Morin, Maris, Moors, Mores, Moring, Morss, Morie

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Where is the Moris family from?

You can see how Moris families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Moris family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Moris families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 11 Moris families living in New York. This was about 17% of all the recorded Moris's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Moris families in 1840.
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What did your Moris ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Moris. 21% of Moris men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Moris women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Moris were Labor 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
    21%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Labor
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    9%
  • Maid
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Waitress
    6%
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Census Records

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Moris. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Moris 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Moris. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Moris. For the veterans among your Moris ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Moris lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Moris life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Moris in 1964 was 74, and 70 in 2004.

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