Moore

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Elizabeth Mary Ann Moore was born in St Helier in 1851, the daughter of master mariner Moses (1825-1892) and Elizabeth, nee Elliott (1829- ). She married James Dix (1841-1909) in Portland, Dorset in 1870. The couple are pictured in about 1900 with five of their 18 children, including Emma Lydia, the eldest surviving, on the right and Sophia Nora

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Origins of surname

This is either a name for somebody who lived on a moor or in a fen, both of which were meanings of the old English mor, or a nickname for someone of dark or swarthy complexion - a 'moor'.

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This relatively common surname was present in Jersey in limited numbers in the 17th and 18th centuries, but did not really become established until early in the 19th.

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  • More
  • Mores
  • Moor
  • Moores
  • Moors
  • Muir (Scotland)

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