Moorehead Family History & Genealogy

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Moorehead Last Name History & Origin

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Updated Nov 19, 2020

History

The surname Moorhead was first found in Lanarkshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow. Today, Muirhead is a small suburb of Glasgow, about 7 miles North-East of the city center.

Name Origin

Moore means a tract of open uncultivated land preserved for shooting. Alternatively, in Old English it means to fasten (a ship) in a particular location by or as by cables, anchors, etc. Given that surnames were often given to individuals based on profession, it is possible to assume that the surname “Moorehead” was given to Scottish and Irish citizens that either worked the docks or land in Scotland and Ireland.

Spellings & Pronunciations

Moorhead is also referred to as Muirhead, Morehead, Moorehead and Murehead.

Nationality & Ethnicity

Scotland and Ireland.

Famous People named Moorehead

Agnes Moorehead was a famous US actor.

Early Mooreheads

These are the earliest records we have of the Moorehead family.

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1807 - 1880
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1813 - Unknown
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1825 - 1885
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1826 - 1912
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1832 - 1911
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1848 - 1920
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1856 - 1949

Moorehead Family Tree

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Sample of 20 Moorehead Biographies

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1807 - 1880
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Sep 16, 1904 - June 1982
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Jun 19, 1958 - Feb 3, 2010
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Nov 21, 1930 - Aug 8, 2010
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Sep 30, 1918 - July 1986
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Mar 18, 1899 - Sep 4, 1997
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Feb 19, 1931 - Feb 23, 1995
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Jul 18, 1917 - Apr 6, 1989
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Oct 21, 1884 - January 1982
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Mar 26, 1930 - May 30, 1999
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Apr 7, 1910 - May 1987
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Jan 5, 1944 - Sep 24, 2001
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Aug 31, 1913 - October 1973
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Feb 16, 1906 - Oct 15, 1991
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c. 1972 - Unknown
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c. 1925 - Unknown
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c. 1979 - Unknown
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Unknown - Unknown
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c. 1912 - Unknown

Moorehead Death Records & Life Expectancy

The average age of a Moorehead family member is 68.6 years old according to our database of 1,801 people with the last name Moorehead that have a birth and death date listed.

Life Expectancy

68.6 years

Oldest Mooreheads

These are the longest-lived members of the Moorehead family on AncientFaces.

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Sep 19, 1885 - Nov 28, 1995
110 years
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Feb 15, 1879 - March 1982
103 years
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Aug 16, 1905 - Jan 7, 2008
102 years
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Aug 17, 1901 - Mar 16, 2004
102 years
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Dec 14, 1878 - August 1979
100 years
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Nov 5, 1910 - Dec 19, 2008
98 years
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May 12, 1901 - Aug 18, 1999
98 years
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Jul 2, 1904 - Aug 28, 2002
98 years
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Oct 9, 1892 - July 1991
98 years
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Sep 15, 1910 - Dec 7, 2007
97 years

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