The surname Moor is predominantly found in the British Isles. Moor has a number of different origins. Moor can be of locative origin meaning somebody that lived by a moor or a marshy bog. Moor may also derive from the old French term meaning somebody of dark complexion. Moor may also come from the Gaelic term "Mor" meaning great, chief, mighty or proud. The Arms consist of 4 quarters with 1st and 4th containing 3 sheafs of wheat and 2nd and 3rd 3 silver stars on a blue band. The Crest is a Moor's head, a pun on the name known as canting.