William Moore

1839–

The Life of William

William Moore was born in 1839. He married Martha Jane Smith on 2 November 1859, in Adams, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter.

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William Moore
1839–
Martha Jane Smith
1843–1917
Marriage: 2 November 1859
Hannah M Moore
1860–1915

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
2 November 1859
Adams, Illinois, United States
children

(1)

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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  • Wm Moore in entry for Samuel H Sloan and Hannah M Moore, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • William Moore, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • William Moore, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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