Mordecai Family History

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Mordecai Name Meaning

Jewish: from a Hebrew Biblical personal name, etymologically related to that of the Babylonian god Marduk. Mordecai was the name of a captive Jew in the palace of the Persian king Ahasuerus; he was guardian to his orphaned cousin Esther, who became Ahasuerus’s queen and saved the Jews in his kingdom from threatened destruction (as recorded in the Old Testament Book of Esther). Welsh: from the Biblical personal name (see 1).

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


Similar surnames: Morici, Jordan, Moren, Marecki, Morken, Madera, Corda, Merica, Morice

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Mordecai Family Origin

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Mordecai Family Occupations

What did your Mordecai ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Coal Miner and Cigar Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mordecai. A less common occupation for the Mordecai family was Annuitant. The most common Mordecai occupation in the UK was Farmer. 13% of Mordecai's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    13%
  • Coal Miner

    8%
  • Cigar Maker

    5%
  • Annuitant

    3%

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

Mordecai Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Mordecai. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mordecai 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 Mordecai. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Mordecai. For the veterans among your Mordecai ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mordecai Life Expectancy

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Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Mordecai life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Mordecai in 1955 was 48, and 83 in 2004.

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