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Origins Available: French, Welsh
The majestic country of France is the ancestral homeland of the distinguished surname Morice.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. The name Morice was originally derived from the early Christian given name Mauritius, which itself comes from the Phoenician word mauharim, meaning eastern.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Morise, Morisse, Morice, Maurice, Maurisse, Moriset, Morriset, Morisette, Morrisette, Morisset, Morrisset, Morissette, Morrissette, Mauricet, Morisot, Morissot, Maurissot, Morison, Morisson and many more.
First found in Guyenne, where the family was anciently seated.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Morice research. Another 162 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1592, 1661, 1756, 1767, 1821, 1841, and 1895 are included under the topic Early Morice History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Morice Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Morice Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Morice Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Morice Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
The Morice Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Morice 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 25 January 2016 at 14:24.