Mort Family History

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Mort Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): of uncertain origin. The most plausible suggestion is that it is a Norman nickname from Old French mort ‘dead’ (Latin mortuus), presumably referring to a person of deathly pallor or unnaturally still countenance, or possibly to someone who played the part of death in a pageant. However, it could also be the result of survival into the Middle English period of an Old English personal name, Morta, or an Old English vocabulary word mort ‘young salmon or trout’, both postulated by Ekwall to explain various place names (see for example Morcom). French: either a nickname from Old French mort ‘dead’ (see above), or an alteration, by folk etymology, of the personal name Mor(e) (see Moore 3).

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

Similar surnames: Fort, More, Port, Ort, Mora, Mont, Mole, Mori, Mart, Most

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Mort Family Origin

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Mort Family Occupations

What did your Mort ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Mort family was Cotton Weaver. Coal Miner, Farmer and Coalminer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mort. The most common Mort occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 7% of Mort's were Coal Miners.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer

  • Coalminer

  • Cotton Weaver


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Mort Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Mort. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mort 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Mort. 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 Mort. For the veterans among your Mort ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mort Life Expectancy

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Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Mort life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Mort in 1954 was 55, and 71 in 2004.

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