The name Morrein was spawned from the landscape of northern France known as Normandy
during the Middle Ages. It comes from the popular Old French given name Maurice.
Early Origins of the Morrein family
The surname Morrein was first found in Normandy
(French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy
, where the family has held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Morrein family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Morrein research.Another 319 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1484, 1499, 1630, 1591, 1659, 1663, 1625, 1700, 1636, 1715, 1591, 1659, 1583, 1656, 1642, 1702, 1677 and 1745 are included under the topic Early Morrein History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Morrein Spelling Variations
Most surnames have experienced slight spelling changes. A son may not chose to spell his name the same way that his father did. Many were errors, many deliberate. During the early development of the French language, a person usually gave his version, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Prefixes or suffixes varied. They were optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, there a many spelling variations
of the name Morrein, including Morin, Morins, Morrin, Morrins, Morain, Morains, Morrain, Morrains, Maurin, Maurrin, Maurain, Maurrain, Moren, Morren, Morein, Morrein, de Morin and many more.
Early Notables of the Morrein family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Morrein family to the New World and Oceana
Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England
and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. In 1793, the remaining French in these provinces came under British rule. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Morrein were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Morrein were Andrew Morin settled in Philadelphia in 1847; Daniell Morin settled in Pennsylvania in 1685; James Morin, aged 22; settled in New York City in 1822; John Morin settled in Philadelphia in 1851.