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Mortimer Name Meaning

English, Welsh, Scottish, and Irish (of Norman origin): habitational name from Mortemer in Seine-Maritime, France, so called from Old French mort(e) ‘dead’ + mer ‘sea’ (Latin mare). The place name probably referred to a stagnant pond or partly drained swamp; there may also have been an allusion to the Biblical Dead Sea seen by crusaders. The Norman surname was taken to Ireland from England in the medieval period, where it has also been adopted by bearers of the Gaelic surnames Mac Muircheartaigh and ÓMuircheartaigh, commonly Anglicized as McMurty and Mortagh. Compare McMurdo.

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


Similar surnames: Mortier, Dormer, Portier, Porter, Lorimer, Cormier, Martire, Latimer

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Mortimer Family Origin

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Mortimer Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    5%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%
  • Labourer

    2%
  • Coal Miner

    2%

In 1881, the most common Mortimer occupation in the UK was Farmer. 5% of Mortimer's were Farmers. Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mortimer. A less common occupation for the Mortimer family was Coal Miner.

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Mortimer Historical Records

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Mortimer Life Expectancy

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