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Morra Family History

Morra Name Meaning

Italian (Campania): habitational name from any of numerous places called Morra, as for example Morra De Sanctis, formerly Morra Irpino.

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


Similar surnames: Marra, Morea, Morera, Mora, Moura, Morga, Murra, Motta, Cora, Borra

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Where is the Morra family from?

You can see how Morra families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Morra family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Morra families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Morra family living in Michigan. This was 100% of all the recorded Morra's in USA. Michigan had the highest population of Morra families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Morra surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Morra ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Morra. 28% of Morra men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Morra women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Morra were Clerk and Beauty Operator. .

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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
    28%
  • Farmer
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
    24%
  • Housewife
    20%
  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Beauty Operator
    8%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Morra. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Morra 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 Morra. 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 965 military records available for the last name Morra. For the veterans among your Morra ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Morra lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Morra life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Morra in 1961 was 56, and 79 in 2004.

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