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Moffatt Family History

Moffatt Surname Meaning

Scottish and northern English: habitational name from Moffatt in Dumfriesshire a placename with uncertain etymology. This name has been established in Ireland since the 17th century especially in the form Moffett .

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


Similar surnames: Moffat, Moffett, Moffitt, Mowatt, Moffit, Muffett, Maffett, Hoffart

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Where is the Moffatt family from?

You can see how Moffatt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Moffatt family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Moffatt families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 394 Moffatt families living in Ontario. This was about 53% of all the recorded Moffatt's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Moffatt families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Moffatt surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Moffatt ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Income were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Moffatt. 44% of Moffatt men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Moffatt women worked as an Income. Some less common occupations for Americans named Moffatt were Carpenter and Student. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
    44%
  • Labourer
    6%
  • Laborer
    5%
  • Carpenter
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Income
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Student
    10%
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Census Records

There are 81,000 census records available for the last name Moffatt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Moffatt 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 29,000 immigration records available for the last name Moffatt. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Moffatt. For the veterans among your Moffatt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Moffatt lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Moffatt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Moffatt in 1951 was 41, and 78 in 2004.

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