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Morel Family History

Morel Name Meaning

French, Occitan, Catalan, and English: from the medieval personal name Morel, a diminutive vernacular form of Latin Maurus (see Moore 3), with the hypocoristic suffix -el. Compare Morrell. German: from the personal name and saint’s name Maurelius.

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


Similar surnames: Morell, More, Moren, Borel, Morey, Model, Orel, Mort, Marek, Mores

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Where is the Morel family from?

You can see how Morel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Morel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Morel families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1891 there were 44 Morel families living in London. This was about 37% of all the recorded Morel's in the UK. London had the highest population of Morel families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Morel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Morel ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Ship Owner and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Morel. 61% of Morel women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties.

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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

  • Ship Owner
    100%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    61%
  • Private Means
    16%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    7%
  • Housewife
    5%
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Census Records

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Morel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Morel 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Morel. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Morel. For the veterans among your Morel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Morel lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Morel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Morel in 1945 was 31, and 66 in 2004.

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