When John Godfrey Moore was born on 7 July 1847, in Steuben, Washington, Maine, United States, his father, Captain Henry Dyer Moore, was 32 and his mother, Maria Godfrey, was 30. He married Merriam Jane Aldrich on 19 March 1872, in Holyoke, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died on 23 June 1899, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Bronx, New York, United States.
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.