Morrison Family History

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Morrison Name Meaning

Scottish: patronymic from the personal name Morris.

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

Similar surnames: Morison, Morris, Borreson, Jordison, Harrison, Mollison, Mathison

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Morrison Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Morrison name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Morrison Family Origin

Where is the Morrison family from?

Morrison Family Occupations

What did your Morrison ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Morrison family was Labourer. The most common Morrison occupation in the UK was Crofter. 4% of Morrison's were Crofters. Crofter, Farmer and Fisherman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Morrison.

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  • Crofter

  • Farmer

  • Fisherman

  • Labourer


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

Morrison Historical Records

What Morrison family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 986,000 census records available for the last name Morrison. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Morrison 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 166,000 immigration records available for the last name Morrison. 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 164,000 military records available for the last name Morrison. For the veterans among your Morrison ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Morrison Life Expectancy

What is the average Morrison lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Morrison life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Morrison in 1940 was 54, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Morrison 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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