Morissette History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Morissette family

The surname Morissette 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 Morissette family

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

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.

Early Notables of the Morissette family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Morissette family

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..

Contemporary Notables of the name Morissette (post 1700) +

  • Raymond J. Morissette, American politician, Mayor of Central Falls, Rhode Island, 1960-69 [1]
  • Ralph J. Morissette, American Republican politician, Mayor of Ogdensburg, New York, 1932-35 [1]
  • Alanis Nadine Morissette (b. 1974), seven-time Grammy Award winning Canadian-American singer-songwriter and record producer
  • Alanis Morissette, Canadian singer

  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 25) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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