Thomas Moore

5 July 1780–
Whitwick, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Moore was christened on 5 July 1780, in Whitwick, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Moore, was 27 and his mother, Sarah Griffin, was 26.

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Family Time Line

John Moore
1753–
Sarah Griffin
1754–
Thomas Moore
1780–
Joseph Moore
1793–1815
Samuel Moore
1783–1858
Ann Moore
1785–
William Moore
1791–1859

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World Events (3)

1801 · The Act of Union

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1815

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1823

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

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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