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Morrissey Name Meaning

Irish: Americanized form of Ó Muirgheasa ‘descendant of Muirgheas’, a personal name apparently derived from muir ‘sea’ + geas ‘taboo’, ‘prohibition’. However, according to MacLysaght, this surname is also derived from the Norman name de Marisco.

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


Similar surnames: Morris, Brissey, Massey, Morisset, Mortimer, Cossey, Dorsey, Jorissen

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Morrissey Family Origin

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Morrissey Family Occupations

What did your Morrissey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Morrissey family was Carpenter. The most common Morrissey occupation in the USA was Laborer. 21% of Morrissey's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Morrissey.

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  • Laborer

    21%
  • Farmer

    13%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Carpenter

    2%

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

Morrissey Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Morrissey Life Expectancy

What is the average Morrissey lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Morrissey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Morrissey in 1942 was 43, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Morrissey 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.

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