Morrell Family History

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Morrell Name Meaning

English: from the medieval personal name Morel, a diminutive vernacular form of Latin Maurus (see Moore 3), with the hypocoristic suffix -el.

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

Similar surnames: Morell, Morel, Correll, Orrell, Gorrell, Torell, Morren, Cornell

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Morrell Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Morrell name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Morrell. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Norway


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Morrell Family Origin

Where is the Morrell family from?

Morrell Family Occupations

What did your Morrell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Student and School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Morrell. A less common occupation for the Morrell family was Seaman. The most common Morrell occupation in Canada was Farmer. 23% of Morrell's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Student

  • School

  • Seaman


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

Morrell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 121,000 census records available for the last name Morrell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Morrell 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Morrell. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Morrell. For the veterans among your Morrell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Morrell Life Expectancy

What is the average Morrell lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Morrell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Morrell in 1940 was 32, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Morrell 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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