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Morant Name Meaning

Altered form of Mayrant itself perhaps an altered form of French Mayrand . English (of Norman origin) and French: from the Old French personal name Morant Morand (see Morand ). English (of Norman origin): nickname from Old French demorant demeurant ‘residing staying’ perhaps alluding to a ‘sojourner’ a stranger who stays. The surname would result from the loss of the first syllable.

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


Similar surnames: Mort, Moran, Morvant, Morano, Morante, Moron, Mont, Moren, Morland

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Where is the Morant family from?

You can see how Morant families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Morant family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Morant families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 10 Morant families living in Ontario. This was about 53% of all the recorded Morant's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Morant families in 1911.
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What did your Morant ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Morant. 43% of Morant men worked as a Farmer. .

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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
    43%
  • Clerk
    29%
  • Journalier
    29%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Morant. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Morant 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 Morant. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Morant. For the veterans among your Morant ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Morant lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Morant life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Morant in 1949 was 39, and 60 in 2004.

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