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The MOORS surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 966 24306 0.000 4
United States (1880 census) 279 15090 0.001 6
Change since 1880 +687 -9216 -0.001 -2
Other Countries
Australia 131 11230 0.001 8
United Kingdom 595 7832 0.001 13
Top States for MOORS by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 121 22637 0.000 4
Florida 85 22739 0.001 5
Maine 80 3027 0.006 63
Pennsylvania 63 26175 0.001 5
Washington 56 14923 0.001 10
Top States for MOORS by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Maine 80 3027 0.006 63
North Dakota 11 11202 0.002 17
New Hampshire 15 11957 0.001 12
Vermont 7 13953 0.001 11
Washington 56 14923 0.001 10

Notes

'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called MOORS live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called MOORS represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called MOORS in California than any other state, but you are more likely to find a MOORS by picking someone at random in Maine than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of MOORS

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Location or Geographical Feature

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the MOORS surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the MOORS surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of MOORS in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 816 84.47
Black/African American 63 6.52
Asian/Pacific 31 3.21
Mixed Race 28 2.9
White (Hispanic) 17 1.76
Native American/Alaskan 11 1.14

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the MOORS surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of MOORS in historical publications

Sorry, we don't have any information on the meaning of MOORS.

Similar names to MOORS

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as MOORS.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for MOORS

The following words are slight variants of MOORS that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.