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Mori Surname Meaning

Japanese: variously written but most often 森 ‘forest’ and denoting the sacred grove around a Shintō shrine. The character 守 listed in the Shinsen shōjiroku means ‘guard’ or ‘keeper’. The name is mainly found in west-central Japan the island of Shikoku and in the Ryūkyū Islands. Japanese (Mōri): written phonetically 毛利 ‘hair’ and ‘advantage’. Bearers of this name are also of the original Mori family (see 1 above). Italian: patronymic or plural 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 (Móri): patronymic from the personal name Mór from Latin Maurus.7: Slovenian: from a vernacular pet form of the personal name Maver from Latin Maurus ‘Moor’ (see Mauro ) or perhaps Moric a German-influenced variant of Mavricij from Latin Mauritius (see Morris ).8: English and Scottish: perhaps occasionally a variant of Morey .

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

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

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Where is the Mori family from?

You can see how Mori families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mori family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mori families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 16 Mori families living in British Columbia. This was about 36% of all the recorded Mori's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Mori families in 1911.
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What did your Mori ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Fisherman and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Mori. 45% of Mori men worked as a Fisherman and 100% of Mori women worked as a Teacher. .

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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

  • Fisherman
  • Laborer
  • Labourer
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Teacher
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Passenger Lists

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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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What is the average Mori lifespan?

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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