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Mort Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): of uncertain origin. The most plausible suggestion is that it is a Norman nickname from Old French mort ‘dead’ (Latin mortuus), presumably referring to a person of deathly pallor or unnaturally still countenance, or possibly to someone who played the part of death in a pageant. However, it could also be the result of survival into the Middle English period of an Old English personal name, Morta, or an Old English vocabulary word mort ‘young salmon or trout’, both postulated by Ekwall to explain various place names (see for example Morcom). French: either a nickname from Old French mort ‘dead’ (see above), or an alteration, by folk etymology, of the personal name Mor(e) (see Moore 3).

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


Similar surnames: Fort, More, Port, Ort, Mora, Mont, Mole, Mori, Mart, Most

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Mort Family Origin

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Mort Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Farm Laborer

    6%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Mort family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mort. The most common Mort occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Mort's were Farmers.

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Mort Historical Records

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Mort Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1954 and 2004, Mort life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Mort in 1954 was 55, and 71 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mort

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James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
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Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
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