Moor Family History

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Moor Name Meaning

English, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh: variant spelling of Moore.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Moore, Moors, Moon, Door, Boor, Poor, Moir, Mow, Roof, Hoof

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Moor Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Moor name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Moor. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Moor Family Origin

Where is the Moor family from?

Moor Family Occupations

What did your Moor ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Moor family was Going To School. The most common Moor occupation in Canada was Farmer. 39% of Moor's were Farmers. Farmer, School and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Moor.

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  • Farmer

  • School

  • Labourer

  • Going To School


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Moor ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Moor Historical Records

What Moor family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 125,000 census records available for the last name Moor. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Moor census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Moor. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 11,000 military records available for the last name Moor. For the veterans among your Moor ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Moor Life Expectancy

What is the average Moor lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Moor life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Moor in 1955 was 32, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Moor

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Moor ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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