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Moore Name Meaning
English: from Middle English more ‘moor’, ‘marsh’, ‘fen’, ‘area of uncultivated land’ (Old English mor), hence a topographic name for someone who lived in such a place or a habitational name from any of the various places named with this word, as for example Moore in Cheshire or More in Shropshire.English: from Old French more ‘Moor’ (Latin maurus). The Latin term denoted a native of northwestern Africa, but in medieval England the word came to be used informally as a nickname for any swarthy or dark-skinned person.English: from a personal name (Latin Maurus ‘Moor’). This name was borne by various early Christian saints. The personal name was introduced to England by the Normans, but it was never as popular in England as it was on the Continent.Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Mórdha ‘descendant of Mórdha’, a byname meaning ‘great’, ‘proud’, or ‘stately’.Scottish: see Muir.Welsh: from Welsh mawr ‘big’, applied as a nickname or distinguishing epithet.

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

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692,466 Military Records
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Name Distribution of Moore Families

  • Number of Moore families
     4,763 - 9,524
     1,588 - 4,762
     1 - 1,587
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Moore families
     763 - 1,524
     255 - 762
     1 - 254
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Moore Family Origin

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Moore Emigration Information (US)

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Moore Emigration Information (AU)

from the Australian Convict Transportation Registers 1787-1868

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Moore Family Occupations

from 1881 UK Census Data

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