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Origins of the Morton surname

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About the Mortons

We have a total number of 186493 records for people with the last name Morton.

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Alternative variations of the name Morton

Morton, Moreton, Moretone, Mortan, Mortane

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Where do most Mortons live?

In 1921, most Mortons lived in Yorkshire.

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Interesting facts about Mortons

How common is your surname?

262nd most common surname in the UK

We have 152,000 records for the Morton surname. The oldest one dates back to 1100.

Who were Mortons most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Morton first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Mortons

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

Common Female occupations for Mortons in 1921


Domestic Servant


Cotton Weaver






Common Male occupations for Mortons in 1921
Coal Miner




General Labourer




Agricultural Labourer


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