Morter Family History

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Morter Name Meaning

Catalan: topographic name for someone who lived by a gully, or perhaps an occupational name for an alchemist or seller of spices (from morter ‘mortar’, from Latin mortarium ‘mortar’).

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

Similar surnames: Mortier, Porter, Sorter, Moster, Monter, Motte, Holter, Hoster

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Morter Family Origin

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Morter Family Occupations

What did your Morter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Morter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Morter's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Morter. A less common occupation for the Morter family was Cooper.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Cooper


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

Morter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Morter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Morter 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 630 immigration records available for the last name Morter. 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 939 military records available for the last name Morter. For the veterans among your Morter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Morter Life Expectancy

What is the average Morter lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Morter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Morter in 1944 was 46, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Morter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Morter 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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