Morgan Family History

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Morgan Name Meaning

Welsh: from the Old Welsh personal name Morcant, which is of uncertain but ancient etymology. Irish: importation of the Welsh surname, to which has been assimilated more than one Gaelic surname, notably Ó Muireagáin (see Merrigan). Scottish: of uncertain origin; probably from a Gaelic personal name cognate with Welsh Morcant.

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


Similar surnames: Morgen, Moran, Organ, Wogan, Morvan, Morgano, Mogan, Logan, Horgan

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Morgan Family Origin

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Morgan Family Occupations

What did your Morgan ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Morgan. 31% of Morgan men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Morgan women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Morgan were Miner and Income

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    31%
  • Labourer
    9%
  • Laborer
    6%
  • Miner
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Income
    7%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Morgan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2 million census records available for the last name Morgan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Morgan census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 232,000 immigration records available for the last name Morgan. 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 Card

There are 336,000 military records available for the last name Morgan. For the veterans among your Morgan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Morgan Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Morgan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Morgan in 1940 was 37, and 73 in 2004.

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