Last Name MORE


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.

Longest last names

The 2000 USA census contains more than 150,000 surnames. The longest surnames contain 15 characters each. There are 23 names like that. There could be more of those last names in reality. Firstly because it has been 10+ years since the survey and we could have gotten...

American Surnames

One could claim that American surnames are very straightforward to describe and identify. Due to the way this country was formed, having people coming here from all over the world, the surnames simply represent all those people of different nationalities. So, we are don...

Census 2000: how many distinct surnames are there?

Even after applying various edits and acceptance criteria to the names, there are a sizable number of unique names in the population. Over 6 million last names were identified. Many of these names were either unique (occurred once)...

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