The name De morin was spawned from the landscape of northern France known as Normandy
during the Middle Ages. It comes from the popular Old French given name Maurice.
Early Origins of the De morin family
The surname De morin was first found in Normandy
(French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy
, where the family has held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the De morin family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our De morin research.Another 319 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1484, 1499, 1630, 1591, 1659, 1663, 1625, 1700, 1636, 1715, 1591, 1659, 1583, 1656, 1642, 1702, 1677 and 1745 are included under the topic Early De morin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
De morin Spelling Variations
History has changed the spelling of most surnames. During the early development of the French language in the Middle Ages, a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there spelling variations
of the name De morin, some of which include Morin, Morins, Morrin, Morrins, Morain, Morains, Morrain, Morrains, Maurin, Maurrin, Maurain, Maurrain, Moren, Morren, Morein, Morrein, de Morin and many more.
Early Notables of the De morin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the De morin family to the New World and Oceana
By 1643 there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Since immigration was slow, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England
and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name De morin has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name De morin were Andrew Morin settled in Philadelphia in 1847; Daniell Morin settled in Pennsylvania in 1685; James Morin, aged 22; settled in New York City in 1822; John Morin settled in Philadelphia in 1851.