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Origin and popularity of the name MOOR

Origin

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’.

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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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Geographic distribution of the 91,283 individuals with the name MOOR on Geneanet.

 

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    neledemoor
    (6,289 individuals)
    prosapia
    (3,885 individuals)
    wes1984
    (1,337 individuals)
    scdemoor1
    (1,236 individuals)

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    Variants of name MOOR

    MOHR MORR