The name Demorin 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 Demorin family
The surname Demorin 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 Demorin family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Demorin 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 Demorin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Demorin 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 Demorin, 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 Demorin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Demorin 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 Demorin 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 Demorin 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.