The prestigious French surname St'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 St'maurice is derived from the Old French name Maurice, meaning Moor, which was borne by several 3rd century saints.
Early Origins of the St'maurice family
The surname St'maurice was first found in Franche-Comté, where the family has been traced from very early times.
Early History of the St'maurice family
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St'maurice 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.
Early Notables of the St'maurice family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the St'maurice family to the New World and Oceana
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.
Contemporary Notables of the name St'maurice (post 1700)
- Marc-Boris St-Maurice, Canadian activist, politician and musician