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Morales Name Meaning

Spanish: topographic name from the plural of moral ‘mulberry tree’.

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

Similar surnames: Moraes, Portales, Pomales, Corrales, Moras, Rosales, Morais, Perales

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Where is the Morales family from?

You can see how Morales families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Morales family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Morales families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 63 Morales families living in Durham. This was about 51% of all the recorded Morales's in United Kingdom. Durham had the highest population of Morales families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Morales surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Morales ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Morales. 26% of Morales men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Morales women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Morales were Agricultor and Housekeeper. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Labrador
  • Jornalero
  • Agricultor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Sirvienta
  • Costurera
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 312,000 census records available for the last name Morales. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Morales 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 105,000 immigration records available for the last name Morales. 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 23,000 military records available for the last name Morales. For the veterans among your Morales ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Morales lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Morales life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Morales in 1942 was 41, and 69 in 2004.

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