Moors Family History

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Moors Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Moores. Dutch: nickname for a man of swarthy complexion or ethnic name for a North African, from moor ‘Moor’ (see Moore 2). Dutch: patronymic from a short form of the Latin personal name Mauritius (see Morris 1).

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

Similar surnames: Moore, Mooers, Mohr, Moores, Moers, Mars, Moon, Moor, Mory, Moris

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Moors Family Origin

Where is the Moors family from?

Moors Family Occupations

What did your Moors ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Labourer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Moors. The most common Moors occupation in the UK was Farmer. 4% of Moors's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Moors family was Carter.

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Carter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Moors ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Moors Historical Records

What Moors family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Moors. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Moors census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Moors. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Moors. For the veterans among your Moors ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Moors Life Expectancy

What is the average Moors lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Moors life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Moors in 1947 was 50, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Moors

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Moors ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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