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
Early History of the Morissette family
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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.
Early Notables of the Morissette family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Morissette family to the New World and Oceana
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)
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