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Morvan Name Meaning

Breton (also Le Morvan): from the old Breton personal name Morvan which is from the older Morman composed of the elements mor ‘great’ or ‘sea’ + man ‘thought mind’ or ‘wise’. Possibly also French: habitational name for someone from Morvan in Burgundy.

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

Similar surnames: Morvant, Morvay, Morgan, Moran, Moisan, Morken, Horvat, Moron, Organ

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Where is the Morvan family from?

You can see how Morvan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Morvan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Morvan families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 20 Morvan families living in Channel Islands. This was about 43% of all the recorded Morvan's in United Kingdom. Channel Islands had the highest population of Morvan families in 1891.
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What did your Morvan ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Morvan. 100% of Morvan 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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Morvan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Morvan 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Morvan. 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 277 military records available for the last name Morvan. For the veterans among your Morvan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Morvan lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Morvan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Morvan in 1963 was 72, and 79 in 2004.

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