Roger Moore

about 1725–
New Hanover, North Carolina, British Colonial America

The Life of Roger

Roger Moore was born about 1725, in New Hanover, North Carolina, British Colonial America.

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World Events (3)

1729 · Becomes a Royal Colony

Age 4

July 25, 1729, North Carolina became a royal colony, when the colony was sold to King George II.
1767 · Tryon Palace

Age 42

Built on August 26, 1767, the Tryon Palace became the capitol building for North Carolina. The building was named after William Tryon a British officer and colonial official.
1774 · Edenton Tea Party

Age 49

On October 25, 1774, the Edenton Tea Party took place. It was the first organized women's protest. They put their cups down and refused to buy any tea.

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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