Mora Family History
Mora Name Meaning
Spanish and Portuguese; Catalan (also Móra): topographic name for someone who lived where mulberries grew from mora ‘mulberry’ (from Late Latin mora originally the plural of Latin morum); or a habitational name from any of the places called (La) Mora for example in the Spanish provinces of Albacete León Navarre and Toledo. Compare Spanish De la Mora 1 and Lamora . French (southern); Catalan (Morà): from a short form of the medieval Latin personal name Morandus (see Morand ). Italian: topographic name from Old Italian mora ‘pile of stones’. Hungarian (Móra): from a pet form of the personal name Móricz Hungarian form of Morris . Czech and Polish: from a short form of a personal name such as Czech Mauric or Polish Maurycy derived from Latin Mauritius (see Morris ). Polish: possibly an unflattering nickname from mora ‘sickness plague’.7: Czech: possibly an unflattering nickname from mora ‘vampire’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press