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Origins of the Moorhen surname

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About the Moorhens

We have a total number of 157 records for people with the last name Moorhen.

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Where do most Moorhens live?

In 1921, most Moorhens lived in South East.

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Interesting facts about Moorhens

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 154 records for the Moorhen surname. The oldest one dates back to 1913.

Who were Moorhens most likely to marry?




Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Moorhens.

What are the most common Moorhen first names?

  • William
  • Henry
  • Elizabeth
  • Ann

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Moorhen family members

Common jobs for Moorhens

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Moorhens in 1921


Cigar Maker


Cook Domestic


Cook Genl Servant Dom




Common Male occupations for Moorhens in 1921
Agricultural Labourer


Farm Labourer


Woollen Weaver H Loom


Basket Maker




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