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Maurois History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Maurois family

The surname Maurois was first found in Champagne, where the family has been traced to ancient times. Pierre Maury (c.1282-1324) was a shepherd in the Comté de Foix known for his depositions to Bishop Jacques Fournier who was hunting for Cathar heretics. He plays a prominent role in the French historian Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie's study "Montaillou, village occitan de 1294 à 1324."

Early History of the Maurois family

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Maurois Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Mauroy, Mauroys, Mauroit, Mauroits, Mauroi, Mauroie, Mauroies, Maurroy, Maurroys, Maurroit, Maurroits, Maurroi, Maurroie, Maurroies, de Mauroy and many more.

Early Notables of the Maurois family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Maurois family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: I. Mauroy who settled in San Francisco with his wife and two children in 1852.

Contemporary Notables of the name Maurois (post 1700)

  • André Maurois (1885-1967), French author and man of letters

The Maurois Motto

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Dampne n'es pas
Motto Translation: Damned are not

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