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More Name Meaning

Scottish: variant spelling of Muir. Welsh: from mawr ‘big’ (see Moore). French: nickname for a dark-skinned person, from Old French more ‘Moor’ (Latin maurus) (see Moore 2). French (also Moré): nickname from Old French of more ‘Moor’ or from moré, moret ‘dark brown’ (diminutive forms). The term was also used to refer to dark-colored cloth. French (Moré): from a short pet form of a Germanic personal name beginning with Maur-, Mor- ‘Moor’, for example, Morbold (+ bold ‘bold’, ‘brave’) or Morbert (+ berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’). Indian (Maharashtra); pronounced as two syllables: Hindu (Maratha) name, probably from Marathi mor ‘peacock’ (Sanskrit mayura). It is based on the name of a Maratha clan.

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


Similar surnames: Moore, Dore, Mort, Moren, Mora, Mory, Mole, Morel, Mori, Mare

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More Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the More name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    44%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    22%

  • Germanic Europe

    6%

  • France

    4%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    4%

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More Family Origin

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More Family Occupations

What did your More ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the More family was Farming. The most common More occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of More's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by More.

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  • Farmer

    44%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farming

    5%

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 13,000 military records available for the last name More. For the veterans among your More ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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More Life Expectancy

What is the average More lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, More life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for More in 1954 was 38, and 76 in 2004.

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