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Morel Name Meaning

French and Spanish: from the medieval personal name Morel from the Latin name Maurellus derived from Maurus ‘Moor’ (see Mauro compare Moreau ). French: nickname for a dark-skinned man from Old French morel ‘dark brown black’ a diminutive of moré ‘brown black’ (see More 2 compare Moreau ). Compare also Morell 3 and Morrell English: variant of Morrell 2 a cognate of 1 above.

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

Similar surnames: Morell, More, Moren, Borel, Morey, Model, Orel, Mort, Marek, Mores

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Where is the Morel family from?

You can see how Morel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Morel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Morel families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1911 there were 752 Morel families living in Quebec. This was about 89% of all the recorded Morel's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Morel families in 1911.
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What did your Morel ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Journalier and Servante were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Morel. 17% of Morel men worked as a Journalier and 18% of Morel women worked as a Servante. Some less common occupations for Americans named Morel were Rentier and Couturire. .

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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

  • Journalier
  • Cultivateur
  • Menuisier
  • Rentier

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Servante
  • Commis
  • Journalier
  • Couturire
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Census Records

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Morel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Morel 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Morel. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Morel. For the veterans among your Morel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Morel lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Morel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Morel in 1945 was 31, and 66 in 2004.

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