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Moores Family History

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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Where is the Moores family from?

You can see how Moores families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Moores family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Moores families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 17 Moores families living in Maine. This was about 27% of all the recorded Moores's in the USA. Maine had the highest population of Moores families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Moores surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Moores ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Moores. 23% of Moores men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Moores women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Moores were Salesman and Seamstress.

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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
    23%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Seamstress
    8%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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