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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.

Moar Early Origins



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.

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Moar Spelling Variations


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Moar Spelling Variations



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

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Moar Early History


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Moar Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Moar research. Another 317 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1291, 1300, 1296, 1700, 1407, 1393, 1397, 1594, 1657, 1887 and 1959 are included under the topic Early Moar History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Moar Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Moar Early Notables (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...

Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Moar Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Moar In Ireland


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Moar In Ireland



Some of the Moar family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Moar Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Alexander Moar, aged 18, landed in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1775

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, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Charlotte Jane"
  • Andrew Umphray Moar, aged 16, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Charlotte Jane"
  • Margaret Moar, aged 19, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Charlotte Jane"

Moar Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Moar (post 1700)


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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

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Motto


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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


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    6. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Moar Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Moar Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 10 July 2014 at 22:41.

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