Show ContentsMoorer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Moorer family

The surname Moorer was 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.

Early History of the Moorer family

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Moorer Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Moorer family

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Moorer Ranking

In the United States, the name Moorer is the 6,792nd most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [1]


United States Moorer migration to the United States +

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

Contemporary Notables of the name Moorer (post 1700) +

  • Thomas Hinman Moorer (1912-2004), American admiral, Chief of Naval Operations, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Stephen Moorer (b. 1961), American stage actor, director and producer
  • Michael Lee Moorer (b. 1967), American former professional boxer
  • James Andy Moorer (b. 1945), American digital audio and computer music engineer who holds four patents
  • Allison Moorer (b. 1972), American alternative country singer and the younger sister of Shelby Lynne


  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?". NameCensus.com, https://namecensus.com/last-names/


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