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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.

Morneau Early Origins



The surname Morneau was first found in Picardy (French: Picardie) in northern France, where the family has been prominent since the ancient times.

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Morneau Spelling Variations


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Morneau Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Mornay, Mornais, Mornez, Maurnais, Maurnay, Maurnez, de Mornay and many more.

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Morneau Early History


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Morneau Early History



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.

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Morneau Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Morneau Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Morneau 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: 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..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Morneau (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Morneau (post 1700)



  • Bill Morneau, Canadian federal politician, Minister of Finance (2015-)

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Morneau Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. 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. 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.
    8. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    9. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    10. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
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    The Morneau Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Morneau 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 4 November 2015 at 15:15.

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