Moors Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Moores. Dutch: nickname for a man of swarthy complexion or ethnic name for a North African, from moor ‘Moor’ (see Moore 2). Dutch: patronymic from a short form of the Latin personal name Mauritius (see Morris 1).

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


Similar surnames: Moore, Mooers, Mohr, Moores, Moers, Mars, Moon, Moor, Mory, Moris

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Moors Family Origin

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Moors Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Carpenter

    11%
  • Mason

    11%
  • Saw Maker

    11%

In 1881, Farmer, Carpenter and Mason were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Moors. The most common Moors occupation in Canada was Farmer. 22% of Moors's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Moors family was Saw Maker.

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Moors Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1947 and 2004, Moors life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Moors in 1947 was 50, and 80 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Moors

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