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The name De la moreaux is a nickname type of surname, derived from the Old French word "more," meaning "dark skinned," which in turn derives from the Phoenician "mauharim," meaning "eastern." This name was applied to Moors and other people with dark complexions. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. Surnames derived from nicknames were quite common; they usually reflected physical characteristics or other attributes of the first person.

Early Origins of the De la moreaux family


The surname De la moreaux was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where this eminent family has held a family seat since ancient times.

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Early History of the De la moreaux family

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Early History of the De la moreaux family


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Another 627 words (45 lines of text) covering the years 1386, 1467, 1477, 1522, 1656, 1717, 1733, 1740, 1741, 1750, 1763, 1781, 1787, 1791, 1793, 1804, 1806, 1810, 1813, 1814, 1819, 1826, 1882, 1884, 1892, and 1898 are included under the topic Early De la moreaux History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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De la moreaux Spelling Variations

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De la moreaux Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Moreau, Morreau, Moreaux, Morreaux, Morault, Morrault, Moreault, Moreaul, Morreaul, Moreaud, Morreaud, Moraud, Morraud, Morot, Morrot, Moreu, Morreu, Moreux, Morreux, Moron, Morron, Moureau, Moureaux, Moureaul, Moureu, Moureux, Mouraut, Mourault, Mouron, Lemoreau, Lamoreau, Lamoreaux, la Moreau, de Moreau, de la Moreau, Demoreau and many more.

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Early Notables of the De la moreaux family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the De la moreaux family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the family at this time was Jean-Baptiste Moreau (ca. 1656-1733), a French composer of the baroque period; Jacob Nicolas Moreau of Burgundy, born in 1717; Moreau of Saint-Rémy (1750-1819), a representative of Martinique at the Constituent Assembly; Pierre-Jean...
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Migration of the De la moreaux family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the De la moreaux family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Sannder Morrot, who arrived in Boston in 1652; Jean Moreau, who settled in Virginia in 1700; Francois Moreau, who arrived in Louisiana in 1719; Alexandre Moreau, who arrived in Louisiana in 1752.

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