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Morella Name Meaning

Italian:: from the feminine form of the personal name Morello . topographic name for someone who lived where brambles grew from Old Sicilian morella Sicilian mureddha ‘blackberry’. Morellas is also found as a Greek surname.

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


Similar surnames: Torell, Morello, Corella, Morel, Rella, Masella, Morelli, Marella

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Where is the Morella family from?

You can see how Morella families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Morella family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Morella families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Morella family living in British Columbia. This was 100% of all the recorded Morella's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Morella families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Morella surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Morella ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Machine Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Morella. 56% of Morella men worked as a Laborer and 27% of Morella women worked as a Machine Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Morella were Clerk and Operator. .

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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
    56%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Proprietor
    6%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Machine Operator
    27%
  • New Worker
    20%
  • Seamstress
    14%
  • Operator
    14%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Morella. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Morella 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 630 immigration records available for the last name Morella. 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 323 military records available for the last name Morella. For the veterans among your Morella ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Morella lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Morella life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Morella in 1952 was 49, and 71 in 2004.

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