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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.

Moorer Early Origins



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.

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Moorer Spelling Variations


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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.

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Moorer Early History


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Moorer Early History



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 and printed products wherever possible.

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Moorer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Moorer Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Moorer Notables 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:

Moorer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Moorer (post 1700)


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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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    4. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    5. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    6. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    7. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    8. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    9. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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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.

    This page was last modified on 6 December 2015 at 08:10.

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