Ancestral Toponymic Footprints of the Muur


Ancestral Toponymic Footprints of the Muur
Compiled by Ammanuel Bey

All throughout the Americas you see the ancestral footprints of the Muur in toponyms; as topographic features like river beds (Marahu river), streams (Omara), creeks (Amori), underground wells (Maracu Well), lakes (Lake Maraki), Gulfs (Marahany Bay), Seas (Mar Del Nort), waterfalls (Maraccas Falls), caves (N/A), islands (Marikuana Island), mountains (Amerriques) , hills (Hills of Meri), cliffs (Maracaro point), Valleys (Marukas Chili), Plains (Tamares), Plateau (Maru Point), and other types of terrain; all bear the noble mark of its original indigenous inhabitants: called Muurs. History of Cartographic Depictions of American terrain traces this autochthonous race across the entire landmass of the Americas as variants of the word “Moor” can be seen in various maps throughout the centuries. Yet, perhaps most convincing of the Aboriginal ancestral existence of the Muur can be found within the oldest historical records known as the surname.

There are various types of family names that are rooted in different usages and meanings. Noble names can be found denoting those of lofty birth; and even distinguishing the illustrious status high-born from those of low station. Kohenitic (or priestly) surnames‎ have long served in highlighting religious occupations. Matronymic and patronymic surnames originated from the given name of the mother or father; a matrilineal and patrilineal ancestor. Toponymic surname or habitational names derived from a place name. But, most common, the occupational surname that cover all the common occupations: agricultural, manufacturing and retail with surnames like Bacon (pork butcher), Baker, Brewer, Cheesman, Cooper, Fisher, Fletcher (arrowmaker), Gardiner, Glover, Ironmonger, Kellogg ('kill hog' a pork butcher), Mason, Miller, Slater, Spice.

Most interesting of these is the surname “Moore,” which encompasses all the various types of surname usages. It is said to derive from topographic origins of a Middle English word, for someone who lived near a "moor," meaning "an area of uncultivated land." However, the Old Irish “Moores” from the Irish Gaelic word “mordha,” meant "stately and noble." In ancient Egypt the word “Ma-Ur” was used to identify a High-priest of Anu. It should also be noted that “Moore” is a popular English-language surname. It is the 34th most common surname in Australia, 32nd most common in England, and was ranked 9th among all surnames in the 1990 census; and then 16th most common surname in the United States in 2000. According to; in 1880 the most common “Moore” occupation in the USA was Farmer. Another curious fact; is that so-called “African-Americans have such a high percentage or ratio of Welsh surnames not due to adopting of their former slave-master’s name, but rather the indistinguishable connection between the Muurs of the Americas and the Moors of Europe.

The surname “Moore” goes beyond a simple occupational name, it encompasses Kohenitic and noble stations, as it carries a legacy of Matronymic and patronymic lineages that have cemented themselves into many toponyms upon the land as remembrance of its original indigenous inhabitants; the Muurs.