Moore Name Meaning

English: from Middle English more ‘moor’, ‘marsh’, ‘fen’, ‘area of uncultivated land’ (Old English mor), hence a topographic name for someone who lived in such a place or a habitational name from any of the various places named with this word, as for example Moore in Cheshire or More in Shropshire. English: from Old French more ‘Moor’ (Latin maurus). The Latin term denoted a native of northwestern Africa, but in medieval England the word came to be used informally as a nickname for any swarthy or dark-skinned person. English: from a personal name (Latin Maurus ‘Moor’). This name was borne by various early Christian saints. The personal name was introduced to England by the Normans, but it was never as popular in England as it was on the Continent. Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Mórdha ‘descendant of Mórdha’, a byname meaning ‘great’, ‘proud’, or ‘stately’. Scottish: see Muir. Welsh: from Welsh mawr ‘big’, applied as a nickname or distinguishing epithet.

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


Similar surnames: More, Mort, Moors, Motte, Mole, Mohr, Moores, Boone, Morel, Honore

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Moore family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Moore. The most common Moore occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Moore's were Farmers.

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Between 1940 and 2004, Moore life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Moore in 1940 was 40, and 73 in 2004.

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