What does the name Morgan mean?
The Morgan surname originated in Wales, and is most common found there even today. Morgan is a patronymic name from the Welsh name 'Morcant', and refers to someone who is the son or descendant of Morgan/Morcant. In Cornwall Morgan can sometimes relate to those who live or were born by the sea, from the old Celtic 'Mor gan', meaning 'by the sea'.
The earliest occurrence of the Morgan surname in our family history documents is from 1470, and we currently have 3,193,395 records where Morgan appears.
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Typical jobs for Morgans
Hard-working people, the Morgans. 3150 worked in domestic service, according to the 1901 Census.
Where most Morgans lived
In the 1900s, you’d probably bump into a Morgan in Glamorganshire.
Morgans’ criminal history
How do we put this... Not all Morgans were angels, apparently. We found 3276 in criminal records.
Morgans in World War I
According to the World War I records, 4060 Morgans served in the First World War.