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The majestic country of France is the ancestral homeland of the distinguished surname Morisseau.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 Morisseau was originally derived from the early Christian given name Mauritius, which itself comes from the Phoenician word mauharim, meaning eastern.

Morisseau Early Origins



The surname Morisseau was first found in Guyenne, where the family was anciently seated.

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Morisseau Spelling Variations


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Morisseau Spelling Variations



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.

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Morisseau Early History


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Morisseau Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Morisseau 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 Morisseau History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Morisseau Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Morisseau Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Morisseau Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Morisseau Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Antoine Morisseau, who settled in Louisiana in 1756

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Morisseau Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    2. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Morisseau Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Morisseau 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 6 October 2012 at 19:53.

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