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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.

Morrisette Early Origins



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

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Morrisette Spelling Variations


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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.

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Morrisette Early History


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Morrisette Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Morrisette research. Another 162 words (12 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.

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Morrisette Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Morrisette Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Morrisette 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: Charles Antoine Morisset, who settled in Louisiana in 1719; Antoine Morisseau, who settled in Louisiana in 1756; and Ambrose Morison, who settled in Georgia in 1773..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Morrisette (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Morrisette (post 1700)



  • N. Welsh Morrisette Jr., American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of South Carolina, 1953-61
  • E. R. Morrisette, American politician, Delegate to Alabama convention to ratify 21st amendment from Monroe County, 1933
  • Brigadier-General James Edward Morrisette (1886-1973), American Judge Advocate General Representative US Army Forces Pacific Ocean Area (1944-1946)
  • 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
  • Gabriel Morrisette (b. 1959), Canadian illustrator, animator and comic artist

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    9. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    10. 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).
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    The Morrisette Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Morrisette 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 29 October 2015 at 09:15.

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