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Morphew Name Meaning

English: variant of Morphey which is probably a shortened or altered form of Morfield or Murfield (see Merrifield ) a name found in various spellings in southern England. English: variant of Moorfoot which is from Middle English more ‘larger greater’ + fote ‘foot’ possibly a reference to a club foot. English: possibly a variant of Murthwaite a northern English habitational name from any of four places in Cumbria called Murthwaite or Moorthwaite. The placenames derive from Old Scandinavian mór ‘moor’ + thveit ‘meadow paddock’ (see Thwaites ). Irish: variant of Murphy .

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

Similar surnames: Corlew, Morley, Morren, Morice, Morel, Mayhew, Morey, Nephew, Rhew

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Where is the Morphew family from?

You can see how Morphew families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Morphew family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Morphew families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 8 Morphew families living in Indiana. This was about 80% of all the recorded Morphew's in USA. Indiana had the highest population of Morphew families in 1840.
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What did your Morphew ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Morphew. 28% of Morphew men worked as a Laborer and 63% of Morphew women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Morphew were Farm Laborer and Cashier. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Supervisor
  • Teacher
  • Cashier
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Passenger Lists

There are 705 immigration records available for the last name Morphew. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Morphew. For the veterans among your Morphew ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Morphew lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Morphew life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Morphew in 1951 was 58, and 77 in 2004.

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