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Origin and popularity of the name MOOR


Moor : 1: English Irish Scottish and Welsh: variant of Moore.2: German: variant of Mohr.3: Dutch (also De Moor): nickname for a man of swarthy complexion from Middle Dutch moorMoor’ (from Latin maurus) or a topographic or habitational name referring to a house distinguished by the sign of a Moor. Compare De Moor.4: Dutch: from a personal name derived from Latin Maurus ‘Moor’.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England
FANBI : The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain, ©2021, University of the West of England

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