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Moura Name Meaning

Portuguese and Galician: habitational name from Moura in Beja Portugal or from any of the like named places in Galicia. French (mainly Gascogne): dialect variant of More ‘Moor’. Compare Moure . French (mainly Nord): probably a topographic name from old Picard moure ‘marsh’.

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

Similar surnames: Mura, Mora, Maura, Morra, Mula, Moran, Couri, Mory, Bouras, Borra

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Where is the Moura family from?

You can see how Moura families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Moura family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Moura families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 2 Moura families living in British Columbia. This was about 67% of all the recorded Moura's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Moura families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Moura surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Moura ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Private House Work were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Moura. 40% of Moura men worked as a Laborer and 67% of Moura women worked as a Private House Work. Some less common occupations for Americans named Moura were Salesman and Housekeeper. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Private House Work
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Moura. 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 536 military records available for the last name Moura. For the veterans among your Moura ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Moura lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Moura life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Moura in 1947 was 50, and 68 in 2004.

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