Morrisette History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The majestic country of France is the ancestral homeland of the distinguished surname Morrisette.The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in France were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. The name Morrisette was originally derived from the early Christian given name Mauritius, which itself comes from the Phoenician word mauharim, meaning eastern.

Early Origins of the Morrisette family

The surname Morrisette was first found in Guyenne, where the family was anciently seated.

Several members of this distinguished family became renowned. Jean Morisot, born in Dôle around 1510, was a scholar that studied medicine. Claude-Barthélemy Morisot was born in Dijon in 1592 and was the son of a consultant for the treasury of Dôle. He was also a scholar and died in Dijon in 1661. Antoine Maurice, born in Eyguières, a small village of Provence, was also a scholar. He died in Geneva in 1756.

Early History of the Morrisette family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Morrisette research. Another 36 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1592, 1661, 1756, 1767, 1821, 1841, and 1895 are included under the topic Early Morrisette History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Morrisette Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Morise, Morisse, Morice, Maurice, Maurisse, Moriset, Morriset, Morisette, Morrisette, Morisset, Morrisset, Morissette, Morrissette, Mauricet, Morisot, Morissot, Maurissot, Morison, Morisson and many more.

Early Notables of the Morrisette family (pre 1700)

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Australia Morrisette migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Morrisette Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Morrisette, (b. 1819), aged 21, Canadian ploughman who was convicted in Kingston, Ontario, Canada for life for unlawful invasion, transported aboard the "Brothers" on 28th September 1839, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land), captured at the battle of Windmill in 1838 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Morrisette (post 1700) +

  • Brigadier-General James Edward Morrisette (1886-1973), American Judge Advocate General Representative US Army Forces Pacific Ocean Area (1944-1946) [2]
  • William Lee Morrisette (1894-1966), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1915-1920
  • Bill Morrisette (b. 1931), American Democratic politician, member of the Oregon State Senate
  • N. Welsh Morrisette Jr., American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of South Carolina, 1953-61 [3]
  • E. R. Morrisette, American politician, Delegate to Alabama convention to ratify 21st amendment from Monroe County, 1933 [3]
  • Gabriel Morrisette (b. 1959), Canadian illustrator, animator and comic artist


  1. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 5th November 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/buffalo
  2. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2014, March 26) James Morrisette. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Morrisette/James_Edward/USA.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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