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Moors Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Moores. Dutch: nickname for a man of swarthy complexion or ethnic name for a North African, from moor ‘Moor’ (see Moore 2). Dutch: patronymic from a short form of the Latin personal name Mauritius (see Morris 1).

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


Similar surnames: Moore, Mooers, Mohr, Moores, Moers, Mars, Moon, Moor, Mory, Moris

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Where is the Moors family from?

You can see how Moors families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Moors family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Moors families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 20 Moors families living in New Hampshire. This was about 35% of all the recorded Moors's in the USA. New Hampshire had the highest population of Moors families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Moors surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Moors ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Moors. 20% of Moors men worked as a General Labourer and 81% of Moors women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Moors were Retired and Unpaid Domestic.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    20%
  • Builders Labourer
    9%
  • Labourer
    9%
  • Retired
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    81%
  • Housewife
    2%
  • Domestic Servant
    2%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%
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Census Records

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Moors. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Moors 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Moors. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Moors. For the veterans among your Moors ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Moors lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Moors life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Moors in 1947 was 50, and 80 in 2004.

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