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Query on a name

Can anyone answer me this question, I have two ancestors in my tree one with the surname name of Cooke and the other Moore I was told that if a person had an E on the end of the surnames this denotes that sometime in the past a person with these name's were executed.
The ones I can think of are Cooke - Moore - Clarke. It does sound very strange but strange things happened in the past.

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Marlene

There is absolutely no truth in that whatsoever.
Kindest regards Brian.

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My surname is Moore but if you go back in time when people couldn't read or write it was spelt Moor without the e as that was phonetic way. Brian is quite right no truth in it!
Best wishes, John

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Thank you for that I was not convinced when they told me but thought I would just check and I knew you on Sheffield Indexes would know.

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Moor also appears as Mower. Mawre & suchlike in old, local records, especially in Derbyshire.

Geoffrey

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I was told there was an Irish connection to these names (I have Brookes in my family tree) but have never been able to substantiate it.

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Whilst researching my tree I have found that the Moore side of my family seems to have come over from America around 1790 from North Carolina and settled in a place called Edingale Staffordshire as an Innkeeper of an alehouse called The Holly Bush.

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