Last name origins & meanings:
- English (East Anglia, chiefly Norfolk): occupational name for
someone who mowed pasture lands to provide hay, from an agent
derivative of Middle English mow(en) ‘mow’ (Old English
- Welsh: nickname from mawr ‘big’
(see Moore 6).
- German (Möwer): nickname
from an agent derivative of Middle High German mōven ‘to
torment, trouble, or burden’.
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