Noble surnames, such as Morneau, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Morneau, which is a local
surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Picardy. In France, hereditary surnames
were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local
names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate.The Morneau family originally lived at Mornay, in the province of Picardy.
Early Origins of the Morneau family
The surname Morneau was first found in Picardy (French: Picardie) in northern France, where the family has been prominent since the ancient times.
Early History of the Morneau family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Morneau research.Another 203 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1288, 1296, 1314, 1318, 1549, 1565, 1572, 1623, 1663, 1727, 1733, and 1741 are included under the topic Early Morneau History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Morneau Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Mornay, Mornais, Mornez, Maurnais, Maurnay, Maurnez, de Mornay and many more.
Early Notables of the Morneau family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Morneau family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: David Morney, aged 22, who arrived in Maryland in 1776; Patrick Mornay, who came to Philadelphia in 1850; and M. Morne, who settled in San Francisco in 1850..
Contemporary Notables of the name Morneau (post 1700)
- David Morneau (b. 1975), American composer
- Albert D. Morneau, American Democrat politician, Member of Maine State House of Representatives from Androscoggin County, 1921-22
- Isabelle Morneau (b. 1976), retired Canadian soccer player for the Canada National Team (1995-2006)
- William Francis "Frank" Morneau, Canadian founder of the actuarial and benefit consulting firm W.F. Morneau & Associates in 1966, father of Bill Morneau
- Justin Ernest George Morneau (b. 1981), former Canadian professional baseball designated hitter from New Westminster, British Columbia
- William Francis "Bill" Morneau (b. 1962), Canadian federal politician, 39th Minister of Finance (2015-)