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Moraes Name Meaning

Portuguese: topographic name for someone living among mulberry trees from the plural of moral ‘mulberry’. Compare De Moraes .

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

Similar surnames: Morales, Morais, Moras, Montes, Mones, Fornes, Moores, Gorges, Moises

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Where is the Moraes family from?

You can see how Moraes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Moraes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Moraes families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 7 Moraes families living in Ontario. This was about 70% of all the recorded Moraes's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Moraes families in 1911.
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What did your Moraes ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Moraes. 50% of Moraes men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Moraes women worked as an Operator. .

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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
  • Master Mariner

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Operator
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Moraes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Moraes 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 Moraes. 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 308 military records available for the last name Moraes. For the veterans among your Moraes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Moraes lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Moraes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Moraes in 1955 was 63, and 77 in 2004.

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