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Morissette Name Meaning

Altered form of French Morisset reflecting the Canadian and American French practice of sounding the final -t. This surname is also found in Haiti. Compare Morisette Morrisette Morrissette Morsette Marzett and Marzette .

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


Similar surnames: Morrissette, Morisette, Morisset, Monette, Morrisette, Grissett

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Where is the Morissette family from?

You can see how Morissette families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Morissette family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Morissette families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1880 there were 2 Morissette families living in Minnesota. This was 100% of all the recorded Morissette's in USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Morissette families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Morissette surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Morissette ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Morissette. 31% of Morissette men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Morissette women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Morissette were Farmer and Weaver. .

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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
    31%
  • Salesman
    16%
  • Machinist
    8%
  • Farmer
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    25%
  • Operator
    25%
  • Auditor
    17%
  • Weaver
    17%
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Census Records

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Morissette. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Morissette 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 561 immigration records available for the last name Morissette. 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 Morissette. For the veterans among your Morissette ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Morissette lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Morissette life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Morissette in 1959 was 43, and 69 in 2004.

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