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Family spelling variants includes Moor, More, Murr, Moores, O’moore, Morey, Mower

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Family spelling variants include Moor, More, Murr, Moores, O’Moore, Morey, Mower.


There are approximately 973,162 Moore family members around the world. In general you can double this figure to include those related to the Moore names to allow for those connected to the name through maiden name connections.


It is estimated that the largest group of Moore family members live USA with 758,759 (78%) members, England with 79,292 (8.1%), Canada with 43,233 (4.4%), Australia with 37,869 (3.9%), South Africa with 21,223 (2.2%), Ireland with 16,689 (1.7%), Scotland with 6,314 (0.6%), New Zealand with 5,640 (0.6%) and Wales with 4,143 (0.4%).


An English locative name from Middle English more ‘moor, marsh, fen’ or an area of uncultivated land (Old English m?r). Hence topographic name for someone who lived at a moor or toponymic from Moore (Cheshire), More (Shropshire), or any of numerous other places named the same term.


A Norman English relationship name from the Middle English personal name More (Old French More, Maur, Latin Maurus ), originally denoting either ‘a Moor’ or someone with a swarthy complexion.


Early bearers of the surname include: William de More, 1086 in Domesday Book (Suffolk); Lefric de la Mora, 1169 in Pipe Rolls (Northants); Matthew del More, 1275 in Wakefield Court Rolls; John Bythemore, 1327 in Subsidy Rolls (Somerset); John in le Mor, 1332 in Subsidy Rolls (Staffs); John of Moore, 1467 in Bury Saint Edmunds Wills; Elizabeth Moore, 1538 in IGI (Great Gransden, Hunts); John Moore, Robert More, 1538 in IGI (Kirkby Lonsdale, Westm); Thomas Moore, 1538 in IGI (Canterbury, Kent); Elizabeth Moore, 1539 in IGI (Pitcombe, Somerset).


In 1891, there were 63,632 occurrences of the surname in England and Wales and a further 1,775 in Scotland. 


In 1881, the surname was widespread across England and was particularly frequent in the county of Kent with 2,168 occurrences. 


In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Moore. The most common Moore occupation was Agricultural Labourer and a less common occupation was Coal Miner.


1881, 1891 Census

1881 Census in Kent

Dictionary of American Family Homes, P Hanks OUP 2003

Homes of Family Names in Great Britain, H.B. Guppy, London 1890

The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland, P.Hanks, Coats, McClure OUP 2016

1860 Lower, Mark A Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom, London: J.R Smith. Public Domain

1857 Arthur, William An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain


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I am interested in finding out more on our antecedents: Robert James Moore (1787 to 1850) who is on the 1841 Kiffig, Dyfed S Wales census, born Ireland, Army Half Pay. James was born in Athlone Co Westmeath. Also related Ann Moore, (1764 to 1841) who emigrated from Ireland to N Wales in the late 1790's.


I am looking for the family of William Moore. His daughter was Jane Moore 1814–1884 BIRTH ABT. 1814 • Kilcommack, Longford, Ireland DEATH 6 OCT 1884 • Ballymahon, Longford, Ireland She married my GGGrampa in Longford, in 1851. Thank you in advance -- Jackie


I have he's my uncle

Christine Seddon

Arthur Moore Irish Fusiliers 1860 Burma married in Rangoon Bride from Enniskillen on Bride ship India Worked on Railway Engine Driver Son Harold Arthur Moore 1891 to 1940 ish Indian Army Master butcher seconded to Burma Army under control of British Army provide provisions to troops fighting a Japanese Royal Corp of Transport Acting Major

james bristoll

hi all my name is James bristoll me and my mom (Linda Dutton ) are doing are family tree on the Moores name as its my great grans Eliza Moore who married Arthur Blundell who both lived in Birmingham .I have gone back to the 1800s in Birmingham and have reached a dead end but we are waiting on a ancestry DNA to come hopefully it will help us , if any one can help it would be very helpful


hi all my name is james bristoll and working with my mom on our family tree , We have Moores in are line to my great gran Eliza Moore who married a Arthur Blundell her dad is Thomas Moore so far I have gone back to about 1800s and that we all lived in Birmingham I cannot find out anymore about them but we are currently waiting on a ancestry DNA test to come back and hope it will give us a little help on where the Moores are from all the best jame


Checking out our family's heritage in Dublin

Anthony Barrett

(Part 1 of 3) The Moore name has a long history in the British Isles, but now DNA and some recorded history says its origin is from the north-west region of the Emerald Island. The Moore story [dominated by DNA tribal marker R1b-L513, Subgroup D2] can trace their beginnings to the Finn Valley in Donegal, Ireland from 50 BCE. Perhaps the journey begins with the Clanna Dedad; Deda, son of Sen or Deda Mac Sin. The Moore surname origin is from the Cenél Conaill [R1b-L513, Subgroup D] who found the Dál Fiatach.

Anthony Barrett

(Part 2 of 3) A group will also found the Kingdom of Ercing in Wales as trade with Romans will become essential around 300 CE. But how could this be? Recent discoveries from DNA testing are unlocking the migration patterns of Celtic tribes as late as 800 CE to 1200 CE. The Moore story begins in pre-history Ireland but this line and many of his kin will move to Wales, then travel to Brittany, France during the Dark Ages.

Anthony Barrett

(Part 3 of 3) Discover their newly found untold story and how forgotten texts bring their story back to life. From the ebook, “The Tribe Within” learn how DNA unfolds this amazing tale and if you look in the right places, how history narrates this evidence. There is another written account of their story, but it is camouflaged in smoke and myth – it will become the tales of King Arthur. Come follow in the footsteps of Deda Mac Sin and visit

Sabrann An Bheatha

im located in Belfast Ireland

Alvin William Moore

Looking for O'Mores (Leix) who would be willing to have their DNA tested, fee paid. Or O'Mores who have already done so. Alvin William Moore

Michael Moore

My father and his family are many generations of Moore’s from Laois


I am looking for some of my family anyone related to robert moore in ocoee florida?


My location listed is North Carolina, USA. Which is incorrect. I am located in Southwest Missouri, USA. Near Joplin.


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