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Morisseau History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.


Early Origins of the Morisseau family


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

Several members of this distinguished family became renowned. Jean Morisot, born in Dôle around 1510, was a scholar that studied medicine. Claude-Barthélemy Morisot was born in Dijon in 1592 and was the son of a consultant for the treasury of Dôle. He was also a scholar and died in Dijon in 1661. Antoine Maurice, born in Eyguières, a small village of Provence, was also a scholar. He died in Geneva in 1756.


Early History of the Morisseau family


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Another 36 words (3 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.

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.

Early Notables of the Morisseau family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Morisseau family to the New World and Oceana


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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