Johann Heinrich Moor

Brief Life History of Johann Heinrich

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.

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Johann Heinrich Moor
Barbara Rüegger
Marriage: 14 June 1771
Hans Jakob Moor
Anna Maria Moor
Johann Heinrich Moor
Johannes Moor
Elisabetha Moor
Jakob Moor
Samuel Moor

Sources (12)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Johann Heinrich Moor - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Hans-Heinrich Moor
  • Joh Heinrich Moor in entry for Samuel Moor, "Switzerland, Catholic and Reformed Church Records, 1418-1996"
  • Hs Heinrich Moor in entry for Hs Heinrich Moor, "Switzerland, Catholic and Reformed Church Records, 1418-1996"

World Events (2)


Revolution in Switzerland. Farmers in occupied territories become free citizens. Centralistic parliamentary republic according to French model. Occupation by French troops and some battles of Napoleon vs. Austria and Russia in Switzerland.


Switzerland is one of the first industrialized countries in Europe.

Name Meaning

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 .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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