Morse Family History

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Morse Name Meaning

Welsh and English: variant of Morris. Americanized form of any of various like-sounding Jewish surnames, especially Moses. Compare Morris.

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

Similar surnames: Corse, Moyse, Forse, Moise, Mose, More, Morss, Gorse, Vorse, Mouse

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Morse Family Origin

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Morse Family Occupations

What did your Morse ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Morse. 7% of Morse men worked as a General Labourer and 69% of Morse women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Morse were Colliery Hewer and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Gardener
  • Colliery Hewer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Private Means
  • Housewife

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Morse Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 322,000 census records available for the last name Morse. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Morse 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 29,000 immigration records available for the last name Morse. 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 61,000 military records available for the last name Morse. For the veterans among your Morse ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Morse Life Expectancy

What is the average Morse lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Morse life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Morse in 1941 was 41, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Morse 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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