William Moore

Brief Life History of William

When William Moore was born in 1904, in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa, his father, William Robert Moore, was 28 and his mother, Jessie Creer, was 25. He married Isabel Mary Hodgson on 30 April 1927, in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. He died on 19 May 1936, in Springs, Transvaal, South Africa, at the age of 32.

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William Moore
1904–1936
Isabel Mary Hodgson
1906–1932
Marriage: 30 April 1927

Sources (8)

  • William Moore, "South Africa, Transvaal, Civil Marriages, 1870-1930"
  • William Moore, "South Africa, Transvaal, Civil Death, 1869-1954"
  • William Moore, "South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004"

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World Events (8)

1905

Last Zulu uprising against British.

1909

British Parliament enacts the South Africa Act, proposed constitution of Union of South Africa.

1913

Natives Land Act introduced to prevent blacks, except those living in Cape Province, from buying land outside reserves.

Name Meaning

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.

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

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