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Corris Name Meaning

Manx: depalatalized form of Gaelic Corish a shortened form of Mac Fheorais ‘son of Piers’ an Anglo-Norman French form of Peter. Alternatively possibly a shortened form of the non-palatal genitive Mac Muirgheasa ‘son of Muirgheas’ (see Morrissey ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Morris, Corrin, Orris, Corrie, Borris, Ferris, Currie, Dorries

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Where is the Corris family from?

You can see how Corris families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Corris family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Corris families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 139 Corris families living in Isle of Man. This was about 49% of all the recorded Corris's in United Kingdom. Isle of Man had the highest population of Corris families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Corris surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Corris ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Corris. 40% of Corris men worked as a General Labourer and 89% of Corris women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Corris were Window Cleaner and Private Means. .

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Engineers Labourer
  • Farmer
  • Window Cleaner

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Retired
  • Unpaid Domestic Duti
  • Private Means
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Corris. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 637 military records available for the last name Corris. For the veterans among your Corris ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Corris lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Corris life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Corris in 1964 was 79, and 86 in 2004.

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