More History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the More family

The surname More was first found in Ile-de-France, where the family has held a family seat since ancient times.

Important Dates for the More family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our More research. Another 119 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1607, 1632, 1630, 1602, 1667, 1682 and 1738 are included under the topic Early More History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

More Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Moret, Morez, Moré, Morais, Morey, Moraie, Moraies, Mauret, Maurez, Maurais, Maurey, Mauraie, Mauraies, Morret, Maurret, Morrez, Morré, Morrais, Maurrais, Morrey, Maurrey, Morraie, Maurraie, Morraies, Maurraies, Mouré, Mouret, Mourez, Mourière, de Moret and many more.

Early Notables of the More family (pre 1700)

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More migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

More Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Ellen More, who arrived in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620 [1]
  • Jasper More, who died aboard the Mayflower in 1620 at Cape Cod Harbor, Massachusetts and was believed to be buried ashore [1]
  • Richard More (1614-c. 1694), who arrived at Cape Cod Harbor, Massachusetts aboard the Mayflower in 1620 [1]
  • Robart More, who arrived in Virginia in 1622 [1]
  • Sara More, who arrived in Virginia in 1623 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
More Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Agnis More, who arrived in Virginia in 1714 [1]
  • Ralph More, who landed in Virginia in 1714 [1]
  • Susanna More, who landed in Virginia in 1714 [1]
  • Mary More, who arrived in Virginia in 1714 [1]
  • Joanna More, who landed in Virginia in 1714 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
More Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Antonio More, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1811 [1]
  • Francisca More, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1822 [1]
  • Thomas More, aged 40, who landed in America in 1822 [1]
  • John More, who arrived in New York, NY in 1829 [1]
  • J W More, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]

More migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

More Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Sylvester More U.E., (Mose) who settled in Edwardsburgh-Cardinal, Leeds & Grenville, Ontario c. 1786 [2]

More migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

More Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • James A. More, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Alice Brooks" in 1839 [3]
  • James More, aged 33, Scottish convict from Perth, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on April 16, 1855, settling in Western Australia [4]

More migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

More Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Miss Honora More, (b. 1850), aged 19, British dairymaid travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Hydaspes" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 30th September 1869 [5]

Contemporary Notables of the name More (post 1700)

  • Michael More, American Republican politician, Member of Montana State House of Representatives 70th District; Elected 2010 [6]
  • Lena Gay More, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1932, 1936, 1940, 1944; Member of Republican National Committee from Texas, 1940 [6]
  • Jonas More, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Delaware County, 1839 [6]
  • John T. More, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Delaware County, 1806-08, 1809-10, 1813-14; Member of New York State Senate Middle District, 1819-22 [6]
  • John E. More, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State Senate 16th District, 1910 [6]
  • Jake More, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1940, 1944, 1948, 1952; Iowa Democratic State Chair, 1945-49, 1955-58 [6]
  • Enoch H. More, American politician, Member of New Jersey State Senate from Cumberland County, 1845-46 [6]
  • Ellsworth B. More (1890-1950), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State Board of Agriculture, 1948-50 [6]
  • Elijah A. More, American politician, Mayor of Little Rock, Arkansas, 1834 [6]
  • David More, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1920 [6]
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the More family

RMS Titanic
  • Miss Florentina Duran y More, aged 30, Spanish Second Class passenger from Barcelona, Spain who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping on life boat 12 [7]
  • Miss Asunción Duran y More, aged 27, Spanish Second Class passenger from Barcelona, Spain who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping on life boat 12 [7]

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ALICE BROOKS 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839AliceBrooks.gif
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Western Australia, Australia in 1855 with 261 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1855
  5. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  7. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
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