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Moorehead Family History & Genealogy

2,234 biographies and 30 photos with the Moorehead last name. Discover the family history, nationality, origin and common names of Moorehead family members.
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Moorehead Last Name History & Origin

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Updated Apr 06, 2022

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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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.

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