Morrissette History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The majestic country of France is the ancestral homeland of the distinguished surname Morrissette.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 Morrissette was originally derived from the early Christian given name Mauritius, which itself comes from the Phoenician word mauharim, meaning eastern.

Early Origins of the Morrissette family

The surname Morrissette 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 Morrissette family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Morrissette 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 Morrissette History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Morrissette 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 Morrissette family (pre 1700)

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Morrissette Ranking

In the United States, the name Morrissette is the 5,945th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [1]


United States Morrissette migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Morrissette Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Clarence Morrissette, aged 23, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Volunteer" from Rotterdam, Netherlands [2]
  • John Morrissette, aged 40, who arrived in New York in 1924 aboard the ship "American" from Bremerhaven, Germany [3]
  • John Morrissette, aged 40, who arrived in Bremen via Plymouth and Cherbourg in 1924 aboard the ship "America" from New York [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Morrissette (post 1700) +

  • Arthur E. Morrissette, American founder of Interstate Van Lines, an American moving company in 1943
  • Michael Morrissette, Canadian former ice hockey goaltender for Sherbrooke Castors, awarded the Hap Emms Memorial Trophy in 1982
  • Gabriel Morrissette (b. 1959), Canadian illustrator, animator and comic book artist from Montreal who has work for DC Comics and Marvel, co-creator of Fleur de Lys, a superheroine from Quebec
  • Pierre Morrissette, Canadian president and chief executive officer, Pelmorex Communications Inc., Mississauga, Ontario which operates the broadcasting licence for The Weather Network




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