× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright © 2000 - 2016

Origins Available: English, French


The name Moreau is a nickname type of surname, derived from the Old French word "more," meaning "dark skinned," which in turn derives from the Phoenician "mauharim," meaning "eastern." This name was applied to Moors and other people with dark complexions. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. Surnames derived from nicknames were quite common; they usually reflected physical characteristics or other attributes of the first person.

Moreau Early Origins



The surname Moreau was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where this eminent family has held a family seat since ancient times.

Close

Moreau Spelling Variations


Expand

Moreau Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Moreau, Morreau, Moreaux, Morreaux, Morault, Morrault, Moreault, Moreaul, Morreaul, Moreaud, Morreaud, Moraud, Morraud, Morot, Morrot, Moreu, Morreu, Moreux, Morreux, Moron, Morron, Moureau, Moureaux, Moureaul, Moureu, Moureux, Mouraut, Mourault, Mouron, Lemoreau, Lamoreau, Lamoreaux, la Moreau, de Moreau, de la Moreau, Demoreau and many more.

Close

Moreau Early History


Expand

Moreau Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Moreau research. Another 627 words (45 lines of text) covering the years 1386, 1467, 1477, 1522, 1656, 1717, 1733, 1740, 1741, 1750, 1763, 1781, 1787, 1791, 1793, 1804, 1806, 1810, 1813, 1814, 1819, 1826, 1882, 1884, 1892, and 1898 are included under the topic Early Moreau History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Moreau Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Moreau Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was Jean-Baptiste Moreau ( ca. 1656-1733), a French composer of the baroque period; Jacob Nicolas Moreau of Burgundy, born in 1717; Moreau of Saint-Rémy (1750-1819), a representative of Martinique at the Constituent Assembly; Pierre-Jean...

Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Moreau Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Moreau Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jean Moreau, who settled in Virginia in 1700
  • Jean Moreau, who landed in Jamestown, Va in 1700
  • Jacques Moreau, who arrived in Louisiana in 1718
  • Ambroise Moreau, who landed in Louisiana in 1718-1724
  • Francois Moreau, who arrived in Louisiana in 1719
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Moreau Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Francois Moreau, who landed in Louisiana in 1805-1809
  • Benjamin Moreau, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1805
  • Jean Victor Marie Moreau, who landed in New York in 1809
  • Alphonse Moreau, who settled in Philadelphia in 1840
  • Roselina Moreau, aged 21, landed in New Orleans, La in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Moreau Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Arhide Moreau, aged 45, arrived in Hancock County, Miss in 1903
  • Aristide Moreau, who landed in Mississippi in 1903

Moreau Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Pierre Moreau, who arrived in Montreal in 1659
  • Rene Moreau, who landed in Montreal in 1659
  • Louis Moreau, who arrived in Canada in 1668
  • Pierre Moreau dit Francoeur married Elisabeth Richaume in Quebec, in 1697

Moreau Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Jean Moreau married Marie-Geneviève Bean, also in Quebec, in 1736
  • John Moreau, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Cornwallis Moreau, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Elisabeth Moreau, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name Moreau (post 1700)


Expand

Contemporary Notables of the name Moreau (post 1700)



  • Marguerite C. Moreau (b. 1977), American actress, known for her roles in Smallville, Lost, Cupid and The O.C
  • Jeanne Moreau (b. 1928), French actress awarded a César Award for Best Actress, a BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actress and a Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Award
  • Emilienne R. Moreau, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Hampshire, 1932
  • D. William Moreau Jr., American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 2000
  • Arthur E. Moreau, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Hampshire, 1928; Candidate for Presidential Elector for New Hampshire, 1940
  • Jean Victor Marie Moreau, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Jean-Claude Moreau, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Mathieu Christian Moreau (b. 1983), French footballer
  • Jean Jacques Moreau (1923-2014), French mathematician and mechanician
  • Dr. Jacques-Joseph Moreau (1804-1884), nicknamed "Moreau de Tours," a French psychiatrist and member of the Club des Hashischins
  • ... (Another 12 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Close

Moreau Family Crest Products


Expand

Moreau Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    11. ...

    The Moreau Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Moreau Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 7 August 2016 at 14:05.

    Sign Up

      


    FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
    House of Names on Facebook
    Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
    Houseofnames on Pinterest