Morcom Family History

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Morcom Name Meaning

English (Devon): habitational name, probably from Morecombelake in Dorset (recorded as Mortecumbe in 1240). The second element of this is Old English cumb ‘short valley’, ‘combe’ (see Coombe); the first is probably either an Old English personal name, Morta (see Mort) or mort ‘young salmon or similar fish’. The surname is not from Morecambe in Lancashire, which is an 18th-century coinage, based on identification of Morecambe Bay with Morikambe ‘great gulf’ in the work of the ancient Greek geographer Ptolemy.

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


Similar surnames: Larcom, Marcon, Moron, Lorton, Morton, Marton, Moros, Mosco, Murton

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Morcom Family Origin

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Morcom Family Occupations

What did your Morcom ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Morcom occupation in the UK was Tin Miner. 14% of Morcom's were Tin Miners. A less common occupation for the Morcom family was China Clay Labourer. Tin Miner, Farmer and Charwoman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Morcom.

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  • Tin Miner

    14%
  • Farmer

    6%
  • Charwoman

    5%
  • China Clay Labourer

    5%

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Morcom Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Morcom. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Morcom 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Morcom. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 762 military records available for the last name Morcom. For the veterans among your Morcom ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Morcom Life Expectancy

What is the average Morcom lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Morcom life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Morcom in 1957 was 40, and 79 in 2004.

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