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  • 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 M...
  • Capt Aaron Moore (1740 - 1781)
    Will dated Mar 1, 1782 names wife and all children. Children of Aaron and Rachel MOORE: Ann; Elizabeth married a Mr. HARMON; Moses married Nancy COX; Elisha married Elizabeth SKRIMSHIRE; Sarah marrie...
  • Abigail Moore (1676 - 1746)
    Updated from WikiTree Genealogy via daughter Annie Cleveland (born Moore) by SmartCopy : Dec 8 2014, 3:21:46 UTC
  • 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
  • Abigail Learned (1712 - 1745)
    Abigail Moore b.18 Oct 1712 Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States d.22 Sep 1745 Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Parents F. Daniel Moore (1687 - bef 1773) M. Mary Wh...

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.