Last Name MORE

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Meaning Local: At the moor, from residence thereby (from 'mor,' a heath).
'Mor,' great, chief, tall, mighty, proud. 'Moar,' a collector of manorial rents in the Isle of Man. Moore, from 'moor' - John o' the Moor.
Origin English, Gaelic, Jewish, Indian, Dutch, Irish, Romanian, Austrian, Belgian, South african, Hungarian

Rank 7,395 (2000 US census) 5,396 (1990 US census)
Count 4,156 (2000 US census)

Race / ethnic distribution

The 2000 US Census claims that
  • 66.77%, or 2775 total occurrences, of those with this family name identified themselves as being white,
  • 16.89%, or 702 total occurrences, as black,
  • 4.36%, or 181 total occurrences, as Asian and Pacific Islander,
  • 0.34%, or 14 total occurrences, as American Indian and Native Alaskan,
  • 2.02%, or 84 total occurrences, as two or more races, and
  • 9.62%, or 400 total occurrences, as Hispanic ethnic origin.


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