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Moran Family History

Moran Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Móráin ‘descendant of Mórán’, a personal name meaning ‘great’, ‘large’; the stress is normally on the first syllable. English: variant of Morant, normally pronounced with the stress on the second syllable. Spanish (Morán): habitational name from places called Morán in Asturies, Galicia (Pontevedra) and Aragon (Zaragoza).

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


Similar surnames: Mohan, Toran, Morin, Foran, Mora, Doran, Moren, Moron, Horan, Boran

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Where is the Moran family from?

You can see how Moran families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Moran family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Moran families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 2,239 Moran families living in Lancashire. This was about 46% of all the recorded Moran's in the UK. Lancashire had the highest population of Moran families in 1891.
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What did your Moran ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Moran. 16% of Moran men worked as a General Labourer and 63% of Moran women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Moran were Farm Labourer and Housewife.

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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
    16%
  • Builders Labourer
    9%
  • Bricklayer
    4%
  • Farm Labourer
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    63%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Domestic Servant
    3%
  • Housewife
    2%
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Census Records

There are 456,000 census records available for the last name Moran. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Moran 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 93,000 immigration records available for the last name Moran. 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 82,000 military records available for the last name Moran. For the veterans among your Moran ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Moran lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Moran life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Moran in 1940 was 31, and 75 in 2004.

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