The Maure surname comes from the Old French word "marre," meaning "a ram."
Early Origins of the Maure family
The surname Maure was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where this important family held a family seat
since ancient times.
Early History of the Maure family
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Maure Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Marre, Marres, Mar, La Marre, La Mare, La Marres, La Mares, La Mar, Maur, Maure, Maures, Maurre, Maurres, More, Mores, Morre, Mars, Maurs, Moure, Mourre, Merre, Mer, Mere and many more.
Early Notables of the Maure family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Maure family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Alice Mare, aged 22; who settled in Barbados in 1635; Andrew Mare, who settled in Virginia in 1663; John Mare, who settled in Virginia in 1651; Mary Mare, who settled in Virginia in 1663.
Contemporary Notables of the name Maure (post 1700)
- Auguste Maure (1840-1907), French photographer, known for his photographs of landscapes and people from South Algeria