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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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Where is the Morrissey family from?

You can see how Morrissey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Morrissey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Morrissey families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 427 Morrissey families living in New York. This was about 26% of all the recorded Morrissey's in USA. New York had the highest population of Morrissey families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Morrissey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Morrissey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Morrissey. 12% of Morrissey men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Morrissey women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Morrissey were Farmer and Secretary. .

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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
    12%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Farmer
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    9%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Secretary
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 16,000 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 Cards

There are 17,000 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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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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