Early Origins of the Morellet family
The surname Morellet was first found in Brittany
, where the family has held a family seat
since ancient times.
Members of this distinguished family were the Lords of numerous fiefdoms and seigniories, such as Aubignosc, le Castellard, le Chaffaut, Château-neuf-sous-Volonne, l'Escale, Mallemoisson, Riaud, Sieyes, Thoard-le-Noble and Valbonnette.
On May 10, 1836, Charles Nicolas Auguste of Châteauneuf-Randon, Marquis of Apchier, authorized his son-in-law, Mr. Morel of La Colombe of La Chapelle, to take his name, title and Coat of Arms of Châteauneuf-Randon of Apchier, and a Royal ordinance authorized the changes and addition to Mr. Morel's name.
Early History of the Morellet family
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Morellet Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Morel, Morelle, Morelles, Morels, Moral, Moralle, Moralles, Morals, Morrel, Morral, Morralle and many more.
Early Notables of the Morellet family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Morellet family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Mathieu Morel settled in Philadelphia with his wife Jeanne Marie Ozias, son Jean Pierre, aged 9; and daughters Madel, aged 4; Lucresse, aged 2; in 1751.
Contemporary Notables of the name Morellet (post 1700)
- François Morellet (1926-2016), contemporary French painter, sculptor and light artist
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