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Origin and popularity of the name MOREL

Origin

Morel : 1: French and Spanish: from the medieval personal name Morel from the Latin name Maurellus derived from Maurus ‘Moor’ (see Mauro compare Moreau 1).2: French: nickname for a dark-skinned man from Old French morel ‘dark brown black’ a diminutive of moré ‘brown black’ (see More 2 compare Moreau 2). Compare also Morell 3 and Morrell 2.3: English: variant of Morrell 2 a cognate of 1 above.

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Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain, ©2021, University of the West of England
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England

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