Maria Moore

25 August 1734–11 January 1798 (Age 63)
Toddington, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Maria

When Maria Moore was born on 25 August 1734, in Toddington, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Edward Whitehead, was 55 and her mother, Ann Paulet, was 39. She married Thomas Major on 8 February 1755, in Cootehill, County Cavan, Ireland. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 11 January 1798, in Cumberland Bay, Waterborough, Queens, New Brunswick, Canada, at the age of 63.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Major
1735–1793
Maria Moore
1734–1798
Marriage: 8 February 1755
Uriah Major
1761–
Thomas Major
1765–
Ann Major
1766–
John Major Sr.
1768–1831
Elizabeth Ann Major
1775–
Mary Major
1777–
Jane Major
1778–1855

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
8 February 1755
Cootehill, County Cavan, Ireland
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Parents and Siblings

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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.

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Major in entry for Ann Major, "England, Bedfordshire Parish Registers, 1538-1983"
  • Mary Major in entry for Mary Major, "England, Hampshire Parish Registers, 1538-1980"
  • Mary in entry for Elizabeth Major, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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