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

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Morisseau research. 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)

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.


United States Morisseau migration to the United States +

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

Canada Morisseau migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Morisseau Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Vincent Morisseau, son of Pierre and Marie, who married Marie-Anne Beaumont, daughter of François and Marie, in Quebec on 23rd October 1673 [1]
  • Jean Morisseau, son of Vincent and Marie-Anne, who married Anne Pastorel, daughter of Claude and Marie, in Boucherville, Quebec on 19th June 1698 [1]
Morisseau Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Pierre Morisseau, son of Vincent and Marie-Anne, who married Catherine Caillonneau, daughter of Pierre and Catherine, in Boucherville, Quebec on 19th January 1704 [1]
  • Joseph Morisseau, son of Pierre and Catherine, who married Thérèse Cusson, daughter of Nicolas and Françoise, in Repentigny, Quebec on 17th November 1740 [1]
  • Louis Morisseau, son of Pierre and Catherine, who married Marie-Joephte Barsi, daughter of Pierre and Geneviève, in Repentigny, Quebec on 25th November 1748 [1]
  • François Morisseau, son of Simon and Anne, who married Marie-Françoise Desèvre, daughter of Denis and Margeurite, in Quebec on 7th February 1757 [1]


  1. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.


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