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Mooers Name Meaning

patronymic from a short form of the Latin personal name Mauritius (see Morris). possibly a variant of Moor 2.

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


Similar surnames: Moors, Moers, Boers, Goers, Moses, Moyers, Rogers, Moyer, Moes, Mones

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Where is the Mooers family from?

You can see how Mooers families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mooers family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mooers families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 9 Mooers families living in Maine. This was about 45% of all the recorded Mooers's in the USA. Maine had the highest population of Mooers families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mooers surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mooers ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mooers. 13% of Mooers men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Mooers women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mooers were Carpenter and Waitress.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Farmer
    8%
  • Carpenter
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    18%
  • Housekeeper
    15%
  • Teacher
    15%
  • Waitress
    11%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Mooers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mooers census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 836 immigration records available for the last name Mooers. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Mooers. For the veterans among your Mooers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mooers lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Mooers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Mooers in 1951 was 39, and 76 in 2004.

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