Moore is a common last name in English, Scottish and Irish. It has a number of origins. As an English name, it can be a toponymical name denoting someone who lived near a moor, heath or bog. It can also be derived from the Latin name maurus meaning "dark-skinned." As an Irish name, it can be an anglicization of the surname O'Mordha meaning "stately; noble." In Scottish, Moore can be derived from the word mòr meaning "great," or else be from a Scots word for "moor."
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