More Name Meaning

Scottish: variant spelling of Muir. Welsh: from mawr ‘big’ (see Moore). French: nickname for a dark-skinned person, from Old French more ‘Moor’ (Latin maurus) (see Moore 2). French (also Moré): nickname from Old French of more ‘Moor’ or from moré, moret ‘dark brown’ (diminutive forms). The term was also used to refer to dark-colored cloth. French (Moré): from a short pet form of a Germanic personal name beginning with Maur-, Mor- ‘Moor’, for example, Morbold (+ bold ‘bold’, ‘brave’) or Morbert (+ berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’). Indian (Maharashtra); pronounced as two syllables: Hindu (Maratha) name, probably from Marathi mor ‘peacock’ (Sanskrit mayura). It is based on the name of a Maratha clan.

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


Similar surnames: Moore, Dore, Mort, Moren, Mora, Mory, Mole, Morel, Mori, Mare

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  • Fisherman

    6%
  • Farmer

    6%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Coal Miner

    3%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the More family was Coal Miner. Fisherman, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by More. The most common More occupation in the UK was Fisherman. 6% of More's were Fishermans.

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Between 1954 and 2004, More life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for More in 1954 was 38, and 76 in 2004.

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