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Mordan Surname Meaning

English (mainly Surrey): variant of Morden . This form of the surname is rare in Britain.

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


Similar surnames: Nordan, Gordan, Moran, Morman, Morden, Molden, Morant, Moreman

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Where is the Mordan family from?

You can see how Mordan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mordan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mordan families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 38 Mordan families living in Ontario. This was about 70% of all the recorded Mordan's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Mordan families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mordan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mordan ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mordan. 41% of Mordan men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Mordan women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mordan were Weaver and Maid. .

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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
    41%
  • Farmer
    32%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Weaver
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    50%
  • Maid
    50%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Mordan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mordan 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 524 immigration records available for the last name Mordan. 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 343 military records available for the last name Mordan. For the veterans among your Mordan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mordan lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Mordan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Mordan in 1963 was 75, and 77 in 2004.

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