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Where did the French Saint'maurice family come from? What is the French Saint'maurice family crest and coat of arms? When did the Saint'maurice family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Saint'maurice family history?

The prestigious French surname Saint'maurice is a proud sign of a rich and dynamic ancestry.The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in France were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. As well as the names of the saints of the Christian Church, many of the most common French surnames are derived from personal names of Germanic origin. They derive from the language of the Visigoths, who controlled France between the mid-5th and early 8th centuries. The name Saint'maurice is derived from the Old French name Maurice, meaning Moor, which was borne by several 3rd century saints.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Saint-Mauris, Saint-Mauri, Saint-Maurie, Saint-Mauries, Saint-Moris, Saint-Mori, Saint-Morie, Saint-Mories, Saint-Maurris, Saint-Maurri, Saint-Maurrie, Saint-Maurries, Saint-Morris, Saint-Morri, Saint-Morrie, Saint-Morries, de Saint-Mauris, du Saint-Mauris and many more.

First found in Franche-Comté, where the family has been traced from very early times.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Saint'maurice research. Another 165 words(12 lines of text) covering the year 1555 is included under the topic Early Saint'maurice History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 20 words(1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Saint'maurice Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Pierre Maurix, aged 50; settled in Louisiana in 1719; James Maury, aged 24; settled in New York City in 1822.

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  10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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The Saint'maurice Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Saint'maurice Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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