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"MUIR, MURE, MOOR, MOORE, MORE. From residence beside a moor or heath, Middle English mor(e, moore. Thomas de la More was executor of the will of Dervorguilla de Balliol, 1291 (Bain, n, 535). Several of the name rendered homage in 1296: (1) Dovenal le fiz Michel More de Levenaghes. His seal bears a demon with man's head and cock's feet and spurs, S' Dovenaldi fd Michael. (2) Adam de la More and (3) Renaud del More both of the county of Are. The seal of Adam bears an eight-leaved flower, S' Ade de Lemor. The seals of Renaud bear (a) a hawk, and S' Reginald More, (b) a fleur-de-lys and S' Regtnaldi More. (4) Gilcrist More of Ayrshire, whose seal shows a right arm with hawk on perch, . . . ilcrlst Mor. (5) Reynaud Mor of Cragg' of Lanarkshire, and (6) Symon de la More of Thangarstone (Thankerton). Adam de la More and William de la More were jurors on the lands of Lady Elena la Zuche in Conyngham, 1296 (Bain, n, p. 216). Ade More who held lands of Beltone in Berwickshire, in 1315-21 (RMS., i, 4) may be Adam More or Moire, knight, who witnessed charters by Bruce in 1328-29 (RHM., i, 35, 37). Elizabeth Mure, daughter of Sir Adam Mure of Rowallan, became queen of King Robert n, 1347. Adam of Mwre was juror on inquest in Kirkwall, 1369 (REO., p. 16). John Mvr of Enerothyll was witness, 1460 (Ayr, p. 35), and John Mur or Muyr was vicar general of the Predicant Order in Scotland, 1469-70 (Friars Ayr, p. 52; LCD., p. 183). Johannes Mur held a tenement in Glasgow, 1458 (REG., p. 392). Patrick Mur of Cloncard, a follower of the earl of Cassilis, was respited for murder, 1526 (RSS., i, 3386), Mathow Myrre was forspekar (advocate) for John Myrre in 1541 (Prestwick, p. 58), Malleta Mur, tenant in Oswaldesdevn, Dunbar, 1559 (ER., xix, p. 404), and Isobell Moor of Carleton is recorded in 1760 (Kirkcudbright). The family of Mure of Rowallan became extinct in the male line in 1700. Sir William Mure, poet, John Muir, Sanskrit scholar, his brother Sir William Muir, Arabic scholar and biographer of Mohammed, and Sir John Moore were distinguished bearers of the name. Innes (p. 34) says: "The author of Zeluco and Sir John Moore added an c to the name 'for a difference.'" Moare 1650, Mur 1508, Muyr 1539, Mwir and Mwyr 1525, Mwr 1513, Mwre 1546, Mwyre 1538, Myre 1424, and in Sweden it became Myhr (Fischer HI). "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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