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Where did the French Modisette family come from? What is the French Modisette family crest and coat of arms? When did the Modisette family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Modisette family history?The majestic country of France is the ancestral homeland of the distinguished surname Modisette.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 Modisette was originally derived from the early Christian given name Mauritius, which itself comes from the Phoenician word mauharim, meaning eastern.
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.
First found in Guyenne, where the family was anciently seated.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Modisette 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 Modisette History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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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..
The Modisette Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Modisette 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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