When Ruffin Moore was born in 1814, in Orange, North Carolina, United States, his father, James Moore, was 28 and his mother, Susanna Edwards, was 23. He married Mary Austice Meachum about 1837, in Pittsboro, Chatham, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Pittsboro, Chatham, North Carolina, United States in 1870. He died in 1872, in Chatham, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 58.
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.