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Morison Name Meaning

Scottish (northern): variant of Morrison .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Morrison, Morson, Moris, Howison, Rolison, Robison, Markson, Corson

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Where is the Morison family from?

You can see how Morison families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Morison family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Morison families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 17 Morison families living in North Carolina. This was about 13% of all the recorded Morison's in USA. North Carolina and 1 other state had the highest population of Morison families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Morison surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Morison ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Chartered Accountant and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Morison. 18% of Morison men worked as a Chartered Accountant and 72% of Morison women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Morison were General Labourer and Incapacitated. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Chartered Accountant
    18%
  • Motor Driver
    14%
  • Groom Head Stud
    9%
  • General Labourer
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    72%
  • Private Means
    11%
  • Domestic Duties
    4%
  • Incapacitated
    2%
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Census Records

There are 56,000 census records available for the last name Morison. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Morison 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Morison. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Morison. For the veterans among your Morison ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Morison lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Morison life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Morison in 1940 was 46, and 81 in 2004.

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