Moores Family History

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Moores Name Meaning

topographic name for someone who lived on the moors (see Moore 1). patronymic from Moore as a personal name (see Moore 3).

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

Similar surnames: Moore, Moors, Montes, More, Moes, Moers, Mares, Morel, Mores, Mones

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Moores Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Moores name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Moores. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Norway


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Moores Family Origin

Where is the Moores family from?

Moores Family Occupations

What did your Moores ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Moores family was Keeping House. Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Moores. The most common Moores occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Moores's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Moores ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Moores Historical Records

What Moores family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 54,000 census records available for the last name Moores. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Moores census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Moores. 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 Card

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Moores. For the veterans among your Moores ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Moores Life Expectancy

What is the average Moores lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Moores life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Moores in 1944 was 20, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Moores ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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