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  • 1st wife of Joseph Moore (b. - bef.1780)
    Biography From It is believed that Joseph was married about 1757 to an unknown wife and they had these children:: 1. John, born 8 Jan 1758, died 7 Jul 1823, married Mary LEWIS 2. Benjamin 3. ...
  • 2nd wife of Enoch Moore (deceased)
    A woman whose name we do not know married, after 1593 to Enoch MOORE [Sr.].He was born about Jan 1561 in Maldon, Essex Co., England, d. Apr 1650 in Haverhill, Suffolk Co., England, son of Nicholas MOOR...
  • Capt Aaron turner Moore (1740 - 1781)
    A Patriot of the American Revolution for NORTH CAROLINA with the rank of CAPTAIN. DAR Ancestor # A079220 Per the DAR public database, "NO PROOF THE SPOUSE OF THE ANCESTOR WAS RACHEL LAWRENCE, OR A WOMA...
  • Aaron McDuffie Moore (1863 - 1923)
    McDuffie Moore, black physician, businessman, and humanitarian, was born in Columbus County. His parents belonged to the third generation of Negro-Indian-Caucasian families who had owned land in this a...
  • Abigail Brigham (1696 - 1731)
    Residence : 1696 - Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay, British Colonial America** Reference: FamilySearch Family Tree - SmartCopy : Apr 4 2020, 2:02:15 UTC

About the Moore surname

origin

English: from Middle English more ‘moor’, ‘marsh’, ‘fen’, ‘area of uncultivated land’ (Old English mor), hence a topographic name for someone who lived in such a place or a habitational name from any of the various places named with this word, as for example Moore in Cheshire or More in Shropshire. English: from Old French more ‘Moor’ (Latin maurus). The Latin term denoted a native of northwestern Africa, but in medieval England the word came to be used informally as a nickname for any swarthy or dark-skinned person. English: from a personal name (Latin Maurus ‘Moor’). This name was borne by various early Christian saints. The personal name was introduced to England by the Normans, but it was never as popular in England as it was on the Continent.

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Mórdha ‘descendant of Mórdha’, a byname meaning ‘great’, ‘proud’, or ‘stately’.

Scottish: see Muir.

Welsh: from Welsh mawr ‘big’, applied as a nickname or distinguishing epithet.