Moris Family History

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Moris Name Meaning

English, Welsh, and Scottish: variant of Morris. Dutch and North German: variant of Moritz. French: variant of Maurice. Latvian: nickname for a dark person, from Moris ‘Moor’, ‘Negro’. Compare Moore 2. Lithuanian: possibly a nickname from mory~s ‘lazy person’.

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

Similar surnames: Morris, Molis, Morin, Maris, Moors, Mores, Moring, Morss, Morie

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Moris Family Origin

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Moris Family Occupations

What did your Moris ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Moris family was Artist. The most common Moris occupation in Canada was Farmer. 52% of Moris's were Farmers. Farmer, Farmer - Son and Going To School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Moris.

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  • Farmer

  • Farmer - Son

  • Going To School

  • Artist


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Moris ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Moris Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Moris. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Moris 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Moris. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Moris. For the veterans among your Moris ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Moris Life Expectancy

What is the average Moris lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Moris life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Moris in 1964 was 74, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Moris

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Moris ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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