Morphew Family History

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Morphew Name Meaning

descriptive nickname from Middle English morphew ‘blemish’, ‘birthmark’, from Italian morfea. According to Reaney, an Anglo-Norman French nickname from Old French malfé, malfeü, from Latin malefatus, malefatutus ‘ill-fated’, a derogatory term for a Saracen or the devil.

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


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

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Morphew Family Origin

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Morphew Family Occupations

What did your Morphew ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Morphew family was Carpenter. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Morphew. The most common Morphew occupation in the USA was Farmer. 64% of Morphew's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    64%
  • Farm Laborer

    12%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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

Morphew Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Morphew. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Morphew census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 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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Draft Card

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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Morphew Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Morphew

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Morphew 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.

Famous Morphew Family

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Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
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