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Morrell Family History

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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Where is the Morrell family from?

You can see how Morrell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Morrell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Morrell families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 66 Morrell families living in Ontario. This was about 26% of all the recorded Morrell's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Morrell families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Morrell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Morrell ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Servant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Morrell. 49% of Morrell men worked as a Farmer and 43% of Morrell women worked as a Servant. Some less common occupations for Americans named Morrell were Blacksmith and Housekeeper.

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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

  • Farmer
    49%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Labourer
    7%
  • Blacksmith
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Servant
    43%
  • Student
    29%
  • Housekeeper
    29%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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