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Mort Name Meaning

Austrian German (Mört): from a short form of the personal name Martin . This surname is rare in Austria. English (Lancashire) and French: nickname from Old French mort ‘death’ (from Latin mors mort-) or mort ‘dead’ (from Latin mortuus). The name perhaps refers to someone of deathly pale countenance or who played the part of Death (Mort) in a pageant.

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


Similar surnames: Fort, More, Port, Ort, Mora, Mont, Mole, Mori, Mart, Most

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Where is the Mort family from?

You can see how Mort families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mort family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mort families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 16 Mort families living in Ontario. This was about 44% of all the recorded Mort's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Mort families in 1911.
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What did your Mort ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Mort. 56% of Mort men worked as a Farmer. .

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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
    56%
  • Carpenter
    23%
  • Contractor
    12%
  • Laborer
    12%
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Census Records

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Mort. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mort 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Mort. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Mort. For the veterans among your Mort ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mort lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Mort life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Mort in 1954 was 55, and 71 in 2004.

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