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Scottish and English: variant of Moore . French: nickname for a dark-skinned man from Old French more ‘Moor’ (from Latin Maurus; see Moore ). Compare Moreau and Morel . French (Moré): from Old French moré ‘brown black’ also ‘dark colored material (e.g. cloth)’ hence a metonymic occupational name for someone who made or sold such fabrics. French (Moré): habitational name from a place in Indre-et-Loire called Moré. Slovenian: from an old vernacular pet form of the personal name Maver Latin Maurus ‘Moor’ (see Mauro ). Indian (Maharashtra; pronounced as two syllables): Maratha name probably from Marathi mor ‘peacock’ (Sanskrit mayūra). It is based on the name of a Maratha clan.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press