The name Mauran 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 Mauran family
The surname Mauran 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 Mauran family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mauran 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 Mauran History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Mauran Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of French surnames; in part, as spelling, and the spelling names was not yet standardized during the early development of the written French language. Later, there was much branching and movement of families, and spellings would change according to region. Variations of the name Mauran 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 Mauran family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Mauran family to the New World and Oceana
In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Mauran has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Mauran 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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Mauran (post 1700)
- John Lawrence Mauran (1866-1933), American architect
- Henry Mauran, acting Minister of State for Monaco on two occasions