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More Name Meaning

Scottish: variant spelling of Muir. Welsh: from mawr ‘big’ (see Moore). French: nickname for a dark-skinned person, from Old French more ‘Moor’ (Latin maurus) (see Moore 2). French (also Moré): nickname from Old French of more ‘Moor’ or from moré, moret ‘dark brown’ (diminutive forms). The term was also used to refer to dark-colored cloth. French (Moré): from a short pet form of a Germanic personal name beginning with Maur-, Mor- ‘Moor’, for example, Morbold (+ bold ‘bold’, ‘brave’) or Morbert (+ berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’). Indian (Maharashtra); pronounced as two syllables: Hindu (Maratha) name, probably from Marathi mor ‘peacock’ (Sanskrit mayura). It is based on the name of a Maratha clan.

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


Similar surnames: Moore, Dore, Mort, Moren, Mora, Mory, Mole, Morel, Mori, Mare

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You can see how More families moved over time by selecting different census years. The More family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most More families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 232 More families living in Ontario. This was about 45% of all the recorded More's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of More families in 1911.
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What did your More ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named More. 44% of More men worked as a Farmer and 16% of More women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named More were Labourer and Student.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    44%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Chasseur
    6%
  • Labourer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
    16%
  • Teacher
    12%
  • Maid
    12%
  • Student
    12%
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Passenger Lists

There are 13,000 immigration records available for the last name More. 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 Cards

There are 13,000 military records available for the last name More. For the veterans among your More ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average More lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, More life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for More in 1954 was 38, and 76 in 2004.

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