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Where did the German Moorer family come from? What is the German Moorer family crest and coat of arms? When did the Moorer family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Moorer family history?

The Moorer surname comes from the German word "mauer," meaning "wall;" as such, the name is thought to have originally been occupational, for a builder of stone walls.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Maurer, Maurere, Maurers, Maureres, Maurerr, Maurrer, Maurerrs, Maurrers, Maurerre, Maurreres, Maureer, Morer, Moorer and many more.

First found in Austria, where the name Moorer became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Moorer research. Another 264 words(19 lines of text) covering the years 1677, 1701, 1777, and 1787 are included under the topic Early Moorer History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Moorer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Moorer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Degmon L. Moorer, who was naturalized in Miami in 1899

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The Moorer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Moorer 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.

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