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The surname has converged from several different meanings; see Moore on Wikipedia.
- (US) IPA(key): /mʊɹ/
- (UK) IPA(key): /mɔː/ (non-rhotic, with the pour–poor merger)
- (UK) IPA(key): /mʊə(ɹ)/ (non-rhotic, without the pour–poor merger)
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- Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ), -ʊə(ɹ)
- Homophone: moor
- Many toponymic place names, or parts of place names, derived from moor.
- An English and Irish surname similarly derived.
- A number of places with their names taken from the surname:
- A rural town and locality in Somerset Region, Queensland, Australia.
- A number of places in the United States:
- A minor city in Butte County, Idaho.
- An unincorporated community in DeKalb County, Indiana.
- A town in Fergus County, Montana.
- A locality in Hopewell Township, Mercer County, New Jersey.
- A city in Cleveland County, Oklahoma.
- A township in Northampton County, Pennsylvania.
- An unincorporated community in Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
- An unincorporated community and census-designated place in Frio County, Texas.
- An unincorporated community in Emery County, Utah.
- An extinct town in Chelan County, Washington.
- An unincorporated community in Tucker County, West Virginia.
- Alternative spelling of .
- According to the 2010 United States Census, Moore is the 18th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 724,374 individuals. Moore is most common among White (66.4%) and Black/African American (27.7%) individuals.
- A surname, from English.