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Origin and popularity of the name MOREAU


Moreau : French and Walloon:: 1: from the medieval personal name Morel from the Latin name Maurellus derived from Maurus ‘Moor’ (see Mauro compare Morel 1).2: nickname for a dark-skinned man from Old French morel ‘dark brown black’ a diminutive of moré ‘brown black’ (see More 2 compare Morel 2). Compare also Morrow.

Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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