Surname:Moore

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The name Moore is a popular surname in many English-speaking countries and is of Gaelic/English origin. It is the 31st most common surname in Australia, is equally popular in the United Kingdom, 20th in the Republic of Ireland and is the 9th most common surname in the United States.

It can have several meanings and derivations, as it appeared as a surname long before written language had developed in most of the population, resulting in a variety of spellings.

Variations of the name can appear as Moore, More or Moor; as well as the Scottish Gaelic originations Muir, Mure and Mor/Mór; the Manx Gaelic origination Moar; the Irish Gaelic originations O'More and Ó Mórdha; and the later Irish variants O'Moore and de Mora.

The similarly pronounced surname Mohr is of Germanic lineage and is not related to the Gaelic/English variations.

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