Morneau History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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 150 words (11 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

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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Morneau Ranking

In the United States, the name Morneau is the 16,060th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1] However, in Quebec, Canada, the name Morneau is ranked the 401st most popular surname. [2]

Canada Morneau migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Morneau Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Jean Morneau, son of François and Marie, who married Geneviève Trud, daughter of Mathurin and Marguerite, in Quebec on 28th February 1675 [3]
Morneau Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Pierre Morneau, son of Jean and Geneviève, who married Marie-Jeanne Bibaut, daughter of François and Jeanne, in Trois-Rivières, Quebec on 3rd May 1707 [3]
  • Jean-François Morneau, son of François and Angélique, who married Reine Pelletier, daughter of Charles and Barbe, in Saint-Roch, Quebec on 16th November 1745 [3]
  • Pierre Morneau, son of François and Angélique, who married Marie-Anne Pelletier, daughter of Joseph and Marie-Anne, in Saint-Roch, Quebec on 3rd February 1749 [3]
  • Joseph Morneau, son of François and Angélique, who married Marie-Louise Gamache, daughter of Louis and Madeleine, in Cap-Saint-Ignace, Quebec on 13th June 1757 [3]
  • Pierre Morneau, son of Jean-François and Reine, who married Madeleine Ouellet, daughter of Joseph and Marie-Josephte, in Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière, Quebec on 20th January 1772 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Morneau (post 1700) +

  • David Morneau (b. 1975), American composer
  • Albert D. Morneau, American Democratic Party 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-)

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