Moore Surname Project for Y-DNA only
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In the UK MOORE is the 33rd most common Surname. According to Wikipedia: 'It can have several possible meanings and derivations, as it appeared as a surname long before written language had developed in most of the population, resulting in a wide variety of spellings, each one descending from either different spelling variations that described a similar meaning or a variety of different meanings that were spelled in a similar way. These differences have resulted in some difficulty for persons tracing their ancestry with the name, as the variations in spelling could reference entirely different groups of Moores or very simply could be the result of improvisations throughout the name's history in the writing of birth certificates and other familial, religious or governmental documents.'