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Moor Family History

Moor Name Meaning

English, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh: variant spelling of Moore.

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

Similar surnames: Moore, Moors, Moon, Door, Boor, Poor, Moir, Mow, Roof, Hoof

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Where is the Moor family from?

You can see how Moor families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Moor family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Moor families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 82 Moor families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 15% of all the recorded Moor's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Moor families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Moor surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Moor ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Moor. 19% of Moor men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Moor women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Moor were Salesman and Teacher.

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Labor
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 125,000 census records available for the last name Moor. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Moor 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Moor. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Moor. For the veterans among your Moor ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Moor lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Moor life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Moor in 1955 was 32, and 83 in 2004.

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