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Mori Name Meaning

Japanese: variously written, but most often with a character meaning ‘forest’, and denoting the sacred grove around a Shinto shrine. The character used to list the name in the Shinsen shojiroku means ‘guard’ or ‘keeper’. The name is mostly found in west-central Japan, the island of Shikoku, and in the Ryukyu Islands. Another name, properly Romanized as Mori, is written phonetically with the characters for ‘hair’ and ‘advantage’, but bearers of this name are also of the original Mori family. There were several daimyo families named Mori, the greatest originating in Aki (now part of Hiroshima prefecture). From their base in Choshu (Nagato: now part of Yamaguchi prefecture), they ruled much of western Honshu in the 16th century, until restricted by Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu to Choshu. Italian: patronymic form of Moro. German (Möri): from a pet form of the personal name Morhart (see Morath). Hungarian (Móri): habitational name for someone from a place called Mór in Fejér county of Hungary. Hungarian: patronymic from the personal name Mór, from Latin Maurus.

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

Similar surnames: Mari, Mora, Omori, Ori, Hori, More, Mars, Mort, Morin, Bodi

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Mori Family Origin

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Mori Family Occupations

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In 1921, Fisherman and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Mori. 45% of Mori men worked as a Fisherman

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Fisherman
  • Laborer
  • Labourer
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Teacher

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

Mori Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Mori. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mori 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 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Mori. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Mori. For the veterans among your Mori ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mori Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Mori life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Mori in 1942 was 43, and 75 in 2004.

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