Morse Family History

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Morse Name Meaning

Welsh and English: variant of Morris. Americanized form of any of various like-sounding Jewish surnames, especially Moses. Compare Morris.

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


Similar surnames: Corse, Moyse, Forse, Moise, Mose, More, Morss, Gorse, Vorse, Mouse

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Morse Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Morse name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Morse. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    50%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    18%

  • Germanic Europe

    8%

  • France

    4%

  • European Jewish

    3%

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Morse Family Origin

Where is the Morse family from?

Morse Family Occupations

What did your Morse ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Morse family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Morse. The most common Morse occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Morse's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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

Morse Historical Records

What Morse family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 322,000 census records available for the last name Morse. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Morse 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 29,000 immigration records available for the last name Morse. 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 61,000 military records available for the last name Morse. For the veterans among your Morse ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Morse Life Expectancy

What is the average Morse lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Morse life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Morse in 1941 was 41, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Morse

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Morse 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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