local name from the German speaking Austrian Empire. Local names and other types of hereditary surnames, first began to be used in this region after the 12th century. They were derived from the name of the place where the original bearer of the name lived. Sometimes local names bear the prefix "von", meaning "of" or "from". It was an indication of land-ownership, and was sometimes taken as a mark of aristocracy. The Mohror family originally lived in the modern state of Austria.
Early Origins of the Mohror family
Austria and the Rhineland, where the name became noted for its many branches within the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied and enrolled by the princes of the region. In their later history the family became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.
Early History of the Mohror family
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Mohror Spelling Variations
Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Mohror include Mohr, More, Morher, Mohrer, Mor, Moor and others.
Early Notables of the Mohror family (pre 1700)
Germany. He invented various new...
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Migration of the Mohror family to the New World and Oceana
After the First World War, Austria became a republic. The Treaty of Versailles broke up the empire in 1919 and many of the Sudeten Germans were incorporated into the new nation of Czechoslovakia. In the 20th century, many Austrians migrated to other parts of Germany or Europe, as well as to North America. In the United States, the majority of settlers landed in Philadelphia, and moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Many German settlers also migrated to Canada, particularly Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Mohror were Christoph Mohr, Philip Mohr, and Henrich Mohr, all of whom arrived in New York City in 1709. Many bearers of this name emigrated to Texas during the 1840s and 1850s, among them Adam Mohr in 1846.
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