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Morais Name Meaning

Portuguese: variant of Moraes . French: probably a derivative of More 2 ‘Moor’.

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

Similar surnames: Moraes, Morris, Moran, Morant, Morales, Moraitis, Mores, Norris

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Where is the Morais family from?

You can see how Morais families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Morais family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Morais families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1911 there were 53 Morais families living in Quebec. This was about 51% of all the recorded Morais's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Morais families in 1911.
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What did your Morais ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur and Commis were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Morais. 43% of Morais men worked as a Cultivateur and 38% of Morais women worked as a Commis. Some less common occupations for Americans named Morais were Fermier 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 1921

  • Cultivateur
  • Journalier
  • Tudiant
  • Fermier

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Commis
  • Servante
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Morais. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Morais 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Morais. 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 488 military records available for the last name Morais. For the veterans among your Morais ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Morais lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Morais life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Morais in 1953 was 49, and 67 in 2004.

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