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Noble surnames, such as Mora, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Mora, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Spain. This noble Spanish family lived near a mulberry or blackberry bush. Thus, Mora is a topographic surname, which is the type of local surname that was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. The name was originally derived from the Spanish word "mora," which means "mulberry."

Mora Early Origins



The surname Mora was first found in Castile, prominent among the Christian kingdoms of medieval Spain.

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Mora Spelling Variations


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Mora Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Morales, Moral, Morilla, Morillas, Moraleda and others.

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Mora Early History


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Mora Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mora research. Another 375 words (27 lines of text) covering the year 1232 is included under the topic Early Mora History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mora Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mora Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family were sixteenth century Spanish painter Luis de Morales; sixteenth century Spanish poet and painter Jerónimo de Mora; sixteenth century Spanish historian Ambrosio de Morales y Oliva; seventeenth century Spanish playwright Cristóbal de Morales; seventeenth century Spanish nobleman and court official Lope de...

Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mora 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:

Mora Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Francisco de Mora, who emigrated to Peru in 1560 with his wife Luisa Jerónima
  • Alonso de Mora, settled in New Granada in 1565

Mora Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Fernando De Mora, who landed in America in 1812
  • Alonso De Mora, who landed in America in 1817
  • Francisca Mora, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1822
  • Gonzalo De Mora, who landed in America in 1828
  • Feliz DeLa Mora, aged 44, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mora (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mora (post 1700)



  • Sergio Mora (b. 1980), Mexican-American boxer and former World Boxing Council light middleweight champion
  • Jim L. Mora (b. 1961), American former NFL head coach, son of Jim E. Mora
  • Jim E. Mora (b. 1935), American former NFL and UFL head coach
  • F. Luis Mora (1874-1940), Hispanic American artist and illustrator
  • Víctor Mora (1931-2016), Spanish comic book writer
  • Sergio Mora Sánchez (b. 1979), Spanish footballer
  • José Francisco Mora (b. 1981), Spanish footballer
  • Andrés Mora Ibarra (1955-2015), Mexican Major League Baseball outfielder who played from 1976 to 1980, inducted into the Mexican Baseball Hall of Fame in 2003
  • Jairo Mora Sandoval (d. 2013), Costa Rican environmentalist murdered while attempting to protect leatherback turtle nests
  • Víctor Mora (b. 1944), Colombian long-distance runner
  • ... (Another 16 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    5. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
    9. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    10. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
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    The Mora Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mora 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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