When Johann Heinrich Moor was born on 2 March 1749, in Vordemwald, Aargau, Switzerland, his father, Ulrich Moor, was 27 and his mother, Anna Künzli, was 24. He married Barbara Rüegger on 14 June 1771, in Oftringen, Aargau, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 7 December 1831, at the age of 82.
English, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh: variant of Moore .
German: variant of Mohr .
Dutch (also De Moor): nickname for a man of swarthy complexion, from Middle Dutch moor ‘Moor’ (from Latin maurus), or a topographic or habitational name referring to a house distinguished by the sign of a Moor. Compare De Moor .
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