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Morehouse Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): habitational name from any of the many places called Moorhouse in Yorkshire or Durham (from Old English mōr ‘moor’ + hūs ‘house’). In some cases the surname may have become Morris . This name is also established in Ireland.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Woodhouse, Moorehouse, Millhouse, Stonehouse, Lofthouse, Limehouse

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Where is the Morehouse family from?

You can see how Morehouse families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Morehouse family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Morehouse families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 185 Morehouse families living in New Brunswick. This was about 58% of all the recorded Morehouse's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Morehouse families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Morehouse surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Morehouse ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Student were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Morehouse. 55% of Morehouse men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Morehouse women worked as a Student. Some less common occupations for Americans named Morehouse were Fisherman and School Teacher. .

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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
    55%
  • Laborer
    25%
  • Labourer
    8%
  • Fisherman
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Student
    34%
  • Stenographer
    17%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • School Teacher
    17%
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Census Records

There are 52,000 census records available for the last name Morehouse. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Morehouse 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 33,000 immigration records available for the last name Morehouse. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Morehouse. For the veterans among your Morehouse ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Morehouse lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Morehouse life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Morehouse in 1952 was 38, and 77 in 2004.

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