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

Morissette Early Origins



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

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Morissette Spelling Variations


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Morissette 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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Morissette Early History


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Morissette Early History



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

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Morissette Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Morissette Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Morissette 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 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..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Morissette (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Morissette (post 1700)



  • Raymond J. Morissette, American politician, Mayor of Central Falls, Rhode Island, 1960-69
  • Ralph J. Morissette, American Republican politician, Mayor of Ogdensburg, New York, 1932-35
  • Alanis Nadine Morissette (b. 1974), seven-time Grammy Award winning Canadian-American singer-songwriter and record producer
  • Alanis Morissette, Canadian singer

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Morissette Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    4. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    7. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    8. 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.
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
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    The Morissette Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Morissette 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 July 2016 at 11:45.

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