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The Morè clan claims descent from the Somavanshi king, Morè of the Kashmir Region. Some from the Morè clan also claim descent from the Mauryan Dynasty of Patana (Bihar), which ruled over the Maurya Empire, located in present day India. The Maurya Empire, and many Morè, boast of rulers like Chandragupta Maurya and Ashoka.
In Pre-Shivaji era, Morè were feudatory of Vijaynagar empire along with other highest maratha clans like Bhoite, Kadam, Salunkhe, Shinde etc., Maratha Sardars under Sultanates of Deccan; later, when they resisted King Shivaji's Swarajya Kingdom, they were punished. After that, Many Mores joined the Maratha cavalry of King Shivaji and remained active and trusted lieutenants of Maratha Empire.
Chandrarao More Branch
The Mores were most known for Chandrarao Branch in the History. Their Capital was at Javali.(Jawali). The area of then Javali Jagir was from Raigad Fort to Fort Khelana (Vishalgad) and Koyana Valley to Current Mumbai-Goa Highway. In that areas eight More clansman was ruling their Jagirs Such as 1) Yashwantrao More family at Shivthar, 2)Hanmantrao More family at Jor, 3)Govindrao More family at Jambhali, 4)Dauloatrao More family at Mahipatgad, 5)Bagrao More family at Kevanale and Vakan, 6)Suryarao More family at Devali Tarf Ategaon, 7)Bhikajirao More family at Devali, 8) Shankarrao More family at Khelana(Vishalgad). They were honored as Kings. The Morè families jurisdiction extends over the region of Savitri Rivers origins to Mahabaleshwar, Parvat, Chakdev, Ghonaspur,Taldev, Gardev, Dhardev, Moleshwar, Bankot etc. Shivpuris(Temples of Lord Shiva) and Javli Prant included Jambhul Khore, Jor Khore, Shivthar Khore,Kandat Khore, Tajmahal, Bamnoli, Chaturbet, Solas Khore, etc. 18 Mahals(Sub divisions). The Javali Prant comprised 60-62 Ghats such as Parghat, Kondenali Ghat, Radtondi Ghat, Dhawala Ghat, Hatlotacha Ghat, Sapal Khind, Kavala- Bavala ghat, Varandha Ghat, Annachhatrachi Nal, Boratyachi Nal, Ambenali Ghat, Ambavla Ghat, Tiracha Ghat, and Forts like Rairi alias Raigad, Lingana, Chandragad, Khelana, Kangori, Kavalya, Makarandgad, Songad, Chambhargad, Mahipatgad, Bhorapya, Rasalgad, Sumargad, Janani Durg, Vasota etc. Daulatrao More branch Head Quarter was at Kandat Khore where they found Swayambhu Niripji Devi. The Daulatrao More from Mahipatgad was successor of title Chandrarao. He died childless. His wife Manakabai adopted Yashvantrao More from original family stock and kept the title. This Yashvantrao disputed with Chhatrapati Shivaji Bhosale and lost all the glories of More Clan in 1656. The Marathas believed that More family disintegrated into five branches thereof viz. Mores settled at Kandat Khore (Javali),Vardhangad(Khatav), Jawali(Phaltan), Dhamner(Koregaon), Lodhavade(Man), Dharmpuri(Solapur) etc. Chhatrapati Shivaji recruited Mores at the Fort of Purandar. Later, Many Mores like Sardar Pratprao More, Sardar Mansingh More etc. served the Maratha empire with dignity.
The branches of More clan includes Marathas of following surnames :
Avachar, Amaya, Amadabadkar, Adhachar, Avachare, Avichare, Kasture, Aagavan, Aavle, Aadvale, Inshoolkar, Esalampoorkar, Karan, Kalshate, Kaduskar, Kaypate, Karankhare, Kagal, Keskar, Kandle, Kale, Kirne, Kumbhakarn, Keshar, Keskar, Kesree, Khavle, Gande, Gole, Charne, Chatre, Chinchadharkar, Jitekar, Zinge, Zirpe, Dhokre, Tambe, Darekar, Davlatraw, Digambare, Divte, Duduskar, Devkar, Devhare, Devrukh, Dorik, Dhirde, Dhanawade, Dhulap, Navre, Narnavre, Nagve, Nipse, Nimle, Nimittanere, Padvale, Padile, Barad, Pangir, Bahadure, Bhramhachalk, Bhamte, Bhurke, Bhaere, Bhople, Mandikar, Mardemanuke, Mhase, Margaj, Mansavant, Mhakamakale, Madhol, Meng, Morbhe, Bhokre, Raste, Kav, Raje, Ravel, Rakhane, Rajmunde, Lal, Lendpawar, Vavde, Vaghul, Vayal, Shaha, Shivle, Shelke, Sane, Sarkate, Sovle, Sakanshe, Sand, Songire, Hatne, Hatore, Hingode, Hurde, Shahjoge, Huddedar, Humne, Bhuere, Bhumar, Bhute,More. (Total 107)
- Shrimant Yashwanrao More, ruler of Jawali Kingdom under Sultanets of Deccan, Dist-Satara, Maharashtra.
- Shrimant Chandrarao More, prominent Maratha chief under Sulatanets of Deccan who was instrumental in the construction of strongest of forts like Raigad and Mangalgad.
- Sardar Prataprao More, was Saranjami Sardar of Chhatrapati Shahu.
- Sardar Mansingh More, was Saranjami Sardar of Chhatrapati Shahu.
- Maratha Kshatriyancha Itihass by Mr. K. B. Deshmukh (Marathi)
- Chronicle of Chandrarao More family
- "Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj". Shivrajabhishek.com. Retrieved 2012-11-20.
- Maharashtra (India). Dept. of Archives; Viṭhṭhala Gopāḷa Khobarekara; Moreshwar Gangadhar Dikshit (1969). Śāhu Daptarātīla kāgadapatrāñcī varṇanātmaka sūcī. Purābhilekha va Purātattva, Mahārāshṭra Śāsana. Retrieved 17 July 2012.
- Balagi Nathugi Gavand; Govind Moroba Karlekar (1997). Kshytriya Marathyanchi Vanshavali and Shannavkuli aani Surya, Som, Bhramh and Sheshvant. Tukaram book Depo, Madhavbag, Mumbai 4.
- Bhramibhoot sadguru param pujya Moredada (Thursday 11 July 2002). Shree Shatradharma, Prachalit and pramikh kshtravansh and tyanche gotra, pravar, kuldaivat, kuldevata a Devak. Shree Swami Samarth Seva And Adhyatmik vikas pradhan kendra District Nasik, Taluka Dindori, Maharashtra state.
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- Shivaji and the Maratha art of war
By Murlidhar Balkrishna Deopujari Published by Vidarbha Samshodhan Mandal, 1973 Original from the University of Michigan Digitized 6 Jun 2006 276 pages
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- People of India
By Kumar Suresh Singh, Anthropological Survey of India Published by Anthropological Survey of India, 2003 Item notes: v. 4–6 Original from the University of Michigan Digitized 3 Sep 2008 ISBN 0-19-563354-7, 978-0-19-563354-2 4146 pages