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Morey Surname Meaning

Irish (Limerick and Cork): variant of Moore English (of Norman origin): from the Old French personal name Mory a pet form of Amauri (see Amery ). English: perhaps also a variant of Moore 1– French: habitational name from Morey in Saône-et-Loire and Morey-Saint-Denis in Côte-d'Or.

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

Similar surnames: Money, More, Mory, Morel, Corey, Dorey, Lorey, Morley, Mosey, Mares

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Where is the Morey family from?

You can see how Morey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Morey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Morey families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 55 Morey families living in Ontario. This was about 63% of all the recorded Morey's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Morey families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Morey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Morey ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Nurse were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Morey. 36% of Morey men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Morey women worked as a Nurse. Some less common occupations for Americans named Morey were Journalier and Servant. .

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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
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Journalier

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Nurse
  • Servant
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Census Records

There are 95,000 census records available for the last name Morey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Morey 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 Morey. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Morey. For the veterans among your Morey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Morey lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Morey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Morey in 1946 was 42, and 75 in 2004.

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