Noble surnames, such as Morneault, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Morneault, 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 Morneault family originally lived at Mornay, in the province of Picardy.
Early Origins of the Morneault family
The surname Morneault was first found in Picardy (French: Picardie) in northern France, where the family has been prominent since the ancient times.
Early History of the Morneault family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Morneault 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 Morneault History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Morneault Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Mornay, Mornais, Mornez, Maurnais, Maurnay, Maurnez, de Mornay and many more.
Early Notables of the Morneault family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Morneault 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..