Moore (surname)

Moore is a popular English-language surname. It is the 34th most common surname in Australia, 32nd most common in England, was the 16th most common surname in the United States in 2000, 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 More or Moor; the pronounced surname Mohr is of Germanic lineage and is not related to the Gaelic/English variations. From Middle English mor meaning "open land" or "bog" and given to persons dwelling near a moor or heath; the Old Irish Moores are O'Mordha, from the Irish Gaelic word mordha, meaning "stately and noble". The Anglo-Norman Moores are called de Mora in Irish, a phonetic rendering of the English name, derived from the word "moor", or "heathy mountain". Alternatively of Gaelic/Manx origin Moar, the name for a collector of manorial rents on the Isle of Man; the spelling Moore was sometimes used to indicate a son of someone called More - this being one use where spelling is significant.

Derived from Maurus, a Roman first name which meant "dark skinned" in Latin, related to the Old French More meaning "Moor" like Berber, a colloquial nickname for a person of dark complexion describing someone of North African descent. Originated from early references to persons who worked with boats at a wharf or Moorage; the De La Mare surname from French Normandy was progressively anglicized in England as "de la Mare", "De La More", "More", "Moore" after its bearers accompanied and assisted William the Conqueror in his conquest of England settling in Benenden, Kent County for several centuries, before many moved to America, including Reverend John Moore of Newtown, Long Island. The De La Mare's of Normandy trace their heritage to Vikings and the coastal city of Møre og Romsdal in Norway; the Møre surname is a place name derived from the Old Norse "Moerr", the Norwegian word "Marr", meaning ocean, sea, or coastal district. Rollo, the famous Viking and founder of the Dukes of Normandy, which includes the present day British Royal Family, may have been a member of this family, if his father - as some historians have it - was Rognvald Eysteinsson, Earl of Møre, Norway.

In the United States, "Moore" ranked 9th among all surnames in the 1990 census, accounting for 0.3% of the population. Clan Muir List of the most common surnames in Europe

Waterford, Queensland

Waterford is a suburb in Logan City, Australia. The suburb includes Woodlands Estate. Waterford had a station on the disused railway line from Bethania to Beaudesert the line station was closed before Beaudesert Rail was running in 2004. In the 2011 census Waterford had a population of 3,931 people. Waterford has a number of heritage-listed sites, including: 40 Nerang Street, cnr Jordan Street: Waterford State School Waterford has two schools, Canterbury College and Waterford Primary. In the 2011 census, Waterford recorded a population of 3,931 people, 47.1 % male. The median age of the Waterford population was 33 years, 4 years below the national median of 37. 65.6% of people living in Waterford were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 7.2%, England 4.9%, Scotland 0.9%, Philippines 0.9%, Malaysia 0.8%. 80.2% of people spoke only English at home. Waterford - Queensland Places