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Morss Name Meaning

English: variant of Morris 1.

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


Similar surnames: Mores, Morse, Moris, Moors, Morriss, Mory, Maris, Mires, Moss, Mars

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Where is the Morss family from?

You can see how Morss families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Morss family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Morss families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Morss families living in New Jersey. This was about 30% of all the recorded Morss's in the USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Morss families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Morss surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Morss ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Morss. 27% of Morss men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Morss women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Morss were Salesman and Stitcher.

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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

  • Farmer
    27%
  • Laborer
    26%
  • Carpenter
    9%
  • Salesman
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    20%
  • Saleswoman
    10%
  • Saleslady
    10%
  • Stitcher
    10%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Morss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Morss 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Morss. 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 830 military records available for the last name Morss. For the veterans among your Morss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Morss lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Morss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Morss in 1956 was 43, and 75 in 2004.

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