The majestic country of France is the ancestral homeland of the distinguished surname Morisse.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 Morisse was originally derived from the early Christian given name Mauritius, which itself comes from the Phoenician word mauharim, meaning eastern.
Early Origins of the Morisse family
The surname Morisse was first found in Guyenne, where the family was anciently seated.
Early History of the Morisse family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Morisse 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 Morisse History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Morisse 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.
Early Notables of the Morisse family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Morisse family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Charles Antoine Morisset, who settled in Louisiana in 1719; Antoine Morisseau, who settled in Louisiana in 1756; and Ambrose Morison, who settled in Georgia in 1773..