James Moore

7 May 1797–
Churchstanton, Devon, England, United Kingdom

The Life of James

James Moore was christened on 7 May 1797, in Churchstanton, Devon, England, United Kingdom as the son of William Moore and Sarah Richards.

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Family Time Line

William Moore
Sarah Richards
1772–
Joan Moore
1794–
James Moore
1797–
Betty Moore
1798–

Parents and Siblings

    William Moore

    MaleMale

    Sarah Richards

    Female1772–Female

siblings

(3)

    Joan Moore

    Female1794–Female

    Male1797–Male

    Betty Moore

    Female1798–Female

World Events (8)

1801 · The Act of Union

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1815

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1830

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English more ‘moor’, ‘marsh’, ‘fen’, ‘area of uncultivated land’ (Old English mōr), hence a topographic name for someone who lived in such a place or a habitational name from any of the various places named with this word, as for example Moore in Cheshire or More in Shropshire.2 English: from Old French more ‘Moor’ (Latin maurus). The Latin term denoted a native of northwestern Africa, but in medieval England the word came to be used informally as a nickname for any swarthy or dark-skinned person.3 English: from a personal name (Latin Maurus ‘Moor’). This name was borne by various early Christian saints. The personal name was introduced to England by the Normans, but it was never as popular in England as it was on the Continent.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • James Moor, "England, Devon Bishop's Transcripts, 1558-1887"
  • James Moore, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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