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Coat of Arms: Green with a gold lion and three gold stars at the top.
Crest: A hand with a sword on which there are three heads.
Motto: Vincit veritas
Motto Translated: Truth conquers
Spelling variations include: Moore, More, Moor, O'More, Moores, Mores, McMore, Moire, Moare, MacMoore, McMoir, Moir, Moors, O'Moore, O'Moire, McMoare, MacMoir, MacMoare, Mooer and many more.
First found in Leicestershire, where the family was seated from early times; their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: Ann Moore, who arrived in Virginia in 1651, Miles Moor, who settled in South Carolina in 1716, James Mooers, and his wife Isabel, who came to New Hampshire in 1725, Aaron Moore, who immigrated to Virginia in 1744, William Moore, who emigrated from Ireland to New England in 1745, Agnes Moore, a Protestant who came to Charleston, South Carolina in 1767, Alexander Moore, who was recorded in Boston in 1794, William Cleland Moore, who arrived in New York in 1820, and Margaret Mooers, who was recorded in the 1871 census of Ontario.
Suggested Readings for the name Moore
The Benjamin Moore Family of Burlington County, New Jersey by Edmund E. Moore, The Cary-Estes-Moore Genealogy by Helen Estes Seltzer.
Some noteworthy people of the name Moore
George E. Moore (1873-1958) British theorist
Melba Moore (1945-) American actress
Gary Moore (1915-) American actor
Dudley Moore (1935-) English musician/actor/entertainer
Marianne Moore (1887-1972) American poet
Demi Moore (1962-) American actress
Clayton Moore (1908-) American actor
Archie Moore (1913-) American boxer
Roger George Moore (1927-) English actor
Dora Mavor Moore (1889-1979) Canadian teacher
Clement Clarke Moore (1779-1863) American author
George Moore (1852-1933) Irish novelist
Henry Moore (1898-1986) British sculptor
Thomas Moore (1779-1852) Irish poet
Mary Tyler Moore (1937-) American actress
Albert Joseph Moore (1841-1893) English painter
Archibald Lee Wright Moore (1913-) American boxer
Bernard Moore (1850-1935) English potter
Robert Moore (1941-) English soccer player
Brian Moore (1921-) Br/Can novelist
Edward Moore (1712-1757) English dramatist
Francis Moore (1657-1715) English astrologer
George Augustus Moore (1852-1933) Irish writer
George Edward Moore (1873-1958) English philosopher
Gerald Moore (1899-1987) English pianoforte accompanist
Henry Moore (1831-1895) English painter
Henry Spencer Moore (18981-986) English sculptor
Jeremy Moore (1928-) English soldier
John Moore (1729-1802) Scottish physician and writer
John Moore (1761-1809) Scottish soldier
John Bassett Moore (1860-1947) American lawyer
Marianne Craig Moore (1887-1972) American poet
Stanford Moore (1913-1982) American biochemist
Thomas Sturge Moore (1870-1944) English poet
William Moore (1790-1851) English painter