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Where did the French Maurice family come from? What is the French Maurice family crest and coat of arms? When did the Maurice family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Maurice family history?The majestic country of France is the ancestral homeland of the distinguished surname Maurice.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. The name Maurice was originally derived from the early Christian given name Mauritius, which itself comes from the Phoenician word mauharim, meaning eastern.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Morise, Morisse, Morice, Maurice, Maurisse, Moriset, Morriset, Morisette, Morrisette, Morisset, Morrisset, Morissette, Morrissette, Mauricet, Morisot, Morissot, Maurissot, Morison, Morisson and many more.
First found in Guyenne, where the family was anciently seated.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Maurice research. Another 162 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1592, 1661, 1756, 1767, 1821, 1841, and 1895 are included under the topic Early Maurice History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 41 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Maurice Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Maurice Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
- Roger Maurice, who arrived in New England in 1631
- William Maurice, who arrived in Virginia in 1637
- John Maurice, who arrived in Maryland in 1650
- Elizabeth Maurice, who arrived in Maryland in 1654
- George Maurice, who landed in Virginia in 1656
Maurice Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
- Samuel Maurice, who arrived in New York in 1795
- George Maurice settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1796
Maurice Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
- Thomas Maurice, aged 23, landed in New York, NY in 1812
- James Maurice, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
- Ann Maurice settled in New York in 1820
- Germain Maurice, who arrived in Texas in 1844
- Eduard Maurice, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
- Ann Maurice (b. 1951), American interior designer and house stager
- Arthur Bartlett Maurice (1873-1946), American editor, contributor to the New International Encyclopædia
- John D. Maurice, American writer who won the 1975 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing
- Benoît Maurice (b. 1971), French retired professional footballer from Toulon
- Florian Maurice (b. 1974), French retired footballer
- Paul Maurice (b. 1967), Canadian professional hockey coach
- Major-General Sir John Frederick Maurice (1841-1912), English soldier
- John Frederick Denison "F.D." Maurice (1805-1872), English theologian, honoured with a feast day on the liturgical calendar of the Episcopal Church on April 1
- Major-General Sir Frederick Barton Maurice GCB GCMG GCVO DSO (1871-1951), 1st Baronet, a British general, military correspondent, writer and academic, founder of the British Legion in 1920
- Henry Gascoyne Maurice (1847-1950), English zoologist, President of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea 1920–1938
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- Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
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- Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
- Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
The Maurice Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The 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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