Morgan Family History

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Morgan Name Meaning

Welsh: from the Old Welsh personal name Morcant, which is of uncertain but ancient etymology. Irish: importation of the Welsh surname, to which has been assimilated more than one Gaelic surname, notably Ó Muireagáin (see Merrigan). Scottish: of uncertain origin; probably from a Gaelic personal name cognate with Welsh Morcant.

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


Similar surnames: Morgen, Moran, Organ, Wogan, Morvan, Morgano, Mogan, Logan, Horgan

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Morgan Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Morgan name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    51%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    21%

  • Germanic Europe

    6%

  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples

    3%

  • Norway

    3%

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Morgan Family Origin

Where is the Morgan family from?

Morgan Family Occupations

What did your Morgan ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Morgan occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 8% of Morgan's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Morgan. A less common occupation for the Morgan family was Agricultural Labourer.

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  • Coal Miner

    8%
  • Farmer

    7%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    2%

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

Morgan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2 million census records available for the last name Morgan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Morgan 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 232,000 immigration records available for the last name Morgan. 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 336,000 military records available for the last name Morgan. For the veterans among your Morgan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Morgan Life Expectancy

What is the average Morgan lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Morgan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Morgan in 1940 was 37, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Morgan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Morgan 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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