When William Moore was born on 5 December 1755, in Bolton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Abraham Moore, was 39 and his mother, Silence Nichols, was 35. He married Anna on 5 December 1775, in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. He died in 1812, at the age of 57.
English: from Middle English more ‘moor, marsh, fen’ (Old English mōr), hence a topographic name for someone who lived in such a place, or a habitational name from any of various places called with this word, as for example Moore in Cheshire or More in Shropshire.
English (of Norman origin): ethnic name from Old French more ‘Moor’, either someone from North Africa or, more often, a nickname for someone thought to resemble a Moor. Compare Morrell and Moreau .
English (of Norman origin): from the Middle English personal name More (Old French More, Maur, Latin Maurus), originally denoting either ‘Moor’ or someone with a swarthy complexion (compare Morrell , Morrin , Morris , and sense 2 above). There was a 6th-century Christian saint of this name.