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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.

Morrissette Early Origins



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

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Morrissette Spelling Variations


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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.

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Morrissette Early History


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Morrissette Early History



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

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Morrissette Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Morrissette Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Morrissette 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 were:

Morrissette Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Clarence Morrissette, aged 23, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Volunteer" from Rotterdam, Netherlands [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6DG-2WB : 6 December 2014), Clarence Morrissette, 26 Oct 1920; citing departure port Rotterdam, arrival port New York, ship name Volunteer, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • John Morrissette, aged 40, arrived in New York in 1924 aboard the ship "American" from Bremerhaven, Germany [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNWK-WYM : 6 December 2014), John Morrissette, 09 Oct 1924; citing departure port Bremerhaven, Germany, arrival port New York, ship name American, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • John Morrissette, aged 40, arrived in Bremen via Plymouth and Cherbourg in 1924 aboard the ship "America" from New York [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNCD-TQ7 : 6 December 2014), John Morrissette, 07 Sep 1924; citing departure port New York, arrival port Bremen via Plymouth and Cherbourg, ship name America, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Morrissette (post 1700)


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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 In c., Mississauga, Ontario which operates the broadcasting licence for The Weather Network

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6DG-2WB : 6 December 2014), Clarence Morrissette, 26 Oct 1920; citing departure port Rotterdam, arrival port New York, ship name Volunteer, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNWK-WYM : 6 December 2014), John Morrissette, 09 Oct 1924; citing departure port Bremerhaven, Germany, arrival port New York, ship name American, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNCD-TQ7 : 6 December 2014), John Morrissette, 07 Sep 1924; citing departure port New York, arrival port Bremen via Plymouth and Cherbourg, ship name America, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
  6. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
  7. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
  8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  9. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Morrissette Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Morrissette 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.

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