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Moar History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Moar surname in Scotland is thought to have been a topographic name for someone who resided near a moor, or heath. In Gaelic, Mor means great or big; therefore, a scribe may have mistaken the adjective Mor as a surname More or Muir. This may explain the occurrence of the surname Muir, or a variant in Northern Scotland. The name Muir would seem out of place in that region because it holds a meaning of "living by a moor or heath," not the typical landscape of the highlands. Judging by its meaning, Muir is a local name of the south that described the area, in which the original bearer lived or held land.

Early Origins of the Moar family


The surname Moar was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Early History of the Moar family


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Moar Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Muir, Mure, Moor, Moore, Mure, More, Moorman and many more.

Early Notables of the Moar family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the family at this time was Robert More II (died 1407), of Pamber, Hampshire, English politician, appointed High Sheriff of Hampshire for 1393-94, elected a Member of Parliament for Hampshire in 1397; Sir William...
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Migration of the Moar family to Ireland


Some of the Moar family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Moar family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Moar Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Alexander Moar, aged 18, who landed in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1775 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Moar Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Solomon Moar, aged 25, who settled in America, in 1894

Moar Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Hilda Margerita Moar, aged 13, who settled in America from North Yell, Scotland, in 1920
  • William Moar, who landed in America from Liverpool, in 1920
  • Bella Florence Moar, aged 11, who emigrated to the United States from North Yell, Scotland, in 1920
  • Daniel J. Moar, who emigrated to America from Liverpool, in 1920
  • Emilia Catherina Moar, aged 54, who emigrated to the United States from North Yell, Scotland, in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Moar Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Moar, aged 37, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Charlotte Jane" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CHARLOTTE JANE 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/charlottejane1852.shtml
  • Andrew Umphray Moar, aged 16, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Charlotte Jane" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CHARLOTTE JANE 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/charlottejane1852.shtml
  • Margaret Moar, aged 19, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Charlotte Jane" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CHARLOTTE JANE 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/charlottejane1852.shtml

Moar Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • A. M. Moar, aged 34, a servant, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Howrah" in 1874
  • Andrew J. Moar, aged 36, a fisherman, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1874
  • Mary B. Moar, aged 36, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1874

Contemporary Notables of the name Moar (post 1700)


  • Kelly Moar, Canadian lawyer and judge appointed to the Provincial Court of Manitoba (2005)
  • Brendan Moar, Australian television host

Historic Events for the Moar family



HMS Royal Oak

  • James William Moar (1920-1939), British Stoker 2nd Class with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he died in the sinking [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html

The Moar Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Duris non frangor
Motto Translation: I am not disheartened by difficulties.


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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CHARLOTTE JANE 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/charlottejane1852.shtml
  3. ^ Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html

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