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Mortara Name Meaning

Italian: habitational name from Mortara in Pavia province (Lombardy).

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


Similar surnames: Morera, Morra, Portera, Morataya, Tortora, Marsala, Motta, Montano

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Where is the Mortara family from?

You can see how Mortara families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mortara family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Mortara families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 15 Mortara families living in California. This was about 31% of all the recorded Mortara's in USA. California had the highest population of Mortara families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mortara surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mortara ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Waiter and Laundress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mortara. 34% of Mortara men worked as a Waiter and 100% of Mortara women worked as a Laundress. .

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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

  • Waiter
    34%
  • Manager
    23%
  • Owner
    23%
  • Laborer
    23%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laundress
    100%
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What Mortara family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 847 census records available for the last name Mortara. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mortara 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 739 immigration records available for the last name Mortara. 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 289 military records available for the last name Mortara. For the veterans among your Mortara ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mortara lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Mortara life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Mortara in 1964 was 65, and 90 in 2004.

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