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Mordecai Family History

Mordecai Name Meaning

Jewish and Welsh: from a Hebrew Biblical personal name etymologically related to that of the Babylonian god Marduk. In the Bible (Book of Esther) Mordecai was the name of a captive Jew in the palace of the Persian king Ahasuerus; he was guardian to his orphaned cousin Esther who became Ahasuerus's queen and saved the Jews in Persia from threatened destruction.

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

Similar surnames: Morici, Jordan, Moren, Marecki, Morken, Madera, Corda, Merica, Morice

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Where is the Mordecai family from?

You can see how Mordecai families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mordecai family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Mordecai families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there was 1 Mordecai family living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Mordecai's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Mordecai families in 1911.
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What did your Mordecai ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mordecai. 20% of Mordecai men worked as a Laborer and 28% of Mordecai women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mordecai were Farm Laborer and Farming. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Farming
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Cotton Picker
  • Maid
  • Farming
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Passenger Lists

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There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Mordecai. For the veterans among your Mordecai ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mordecai lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Mordecai life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Mordecai in 1955 was 48, and 83 in 2004.

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