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Morga Name Meaning

Spanish: habitational name from Morga in Biscay province. Italian: from the Salento dialect word morga ‘marc (of olives)’, ‘dregs’, possibly applied as a derogatory nickname. Polish: from morga, a term denoting a unit of land measuring 5,600 square meters, hence a nickname for a wealthy landowner.

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


Similar surnames: Mora, Murga, Morea, Murgia, Borra, Gorga, Moron, Morra, Mort, Motta

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Where is the Morga family from?

You can see how Morga families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Morga family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Morga families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 5 Morga families living in Ontario. This was about 50% of all the recorded Morga's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Morga families in 1911.
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What did your Morga ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Morga. 29% of Morga men worked as a Laborer.

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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
    29%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Truck Driver
    11%
  • Molder
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
    100%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Morga. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Morga 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 670 immigration records available for the last name Morga. 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 724 military records available for the last name Morga. For the veterans among your Morga ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Morga lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Morga life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1989, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Morga in 1962 was 75, and 77 in 2004.

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