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Early Origins of the Morrals family

The surname Morrals was first found in Brittany, where the family has held a family seat since ancient times.

Members of this distinguished family were the Lords of numerous fiefdoms and seigniories, such as Aubignosc, le Castellard, le Chaffaut, Château-neuf-sous-Volonne, l'Escale, Mallemoisson, Riaud, Sieyes, Thoard-le-Noble and Valbonnette.

On May 10, 1836, Charles Nicolas Auguste of Châteauneuf-Randon, Marquis of Apchier, authorized his son-in-law, Mr. Morel of La Colombe of La Chapelle, to take his name, title and Coat of Arms of Châteauneuf-Randon of Apchier, and a Royal ordinance authorized the changes and addition to Mr. Morel's name.

Étienne Morel, born in 1632, son of Vincent and Marguerite, travelled from Normandy to Canada in the 17th century. After arriving in Quebec he married Catherine Patou, born in 1642, daughter of Abel and Marie, on 9th January 1663. [1]

Early History of the Morrals family

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Morrals Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Morel, Morelle, Morelles, Morels, Moral, Moralle, Moralles, Morals, Morrel, Morral, Morralle and many more.

Early Notables of the Morrals family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Morrals family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Mathieu Morel settled in Philadelphia with his wife Jeanne Marie Ozias, son Jean Pierre, aged 9; and daughters Madel, aged 4; Lucresse, aged 2; in 1751.

  1. Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print on Facebook