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Morriss Family History

Morriss Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Morris 1.

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


Similar surnames: Morrish, Morris, Morrisson, Moris, Morss, Harriss, Morrice, Morrill

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Where is the Morriss family from?

You can see how Morriss families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Morriss family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Morriss families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 99 Morriss families living in Virginia. This was about 42% of all the recorded Morriss's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Morriss families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Morriss surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Morriss ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Morriss. 22% of Morriss men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Morriss women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Morriss were Clerk and Cook. .

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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
    22%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Clerk
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    14%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Cook
    7%
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Census Records

There are 45,000 census records available for the last name Morriss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Morriss 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Morriss. 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 Morriss. For the veterans among your Morriss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Morriss lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Morriss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Morriss in 1944 was 53, and 79 in 2004.

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