Moreau Family History
Moreau Name Meaning
French and Walloon:: from the medieval personal name Morel from the Latin name Maurellus derived from Maurus ‘Moor’ (see Mauro compare Morel ). nickname for a dark-skinned man from Old French morel ‘dark brown black’ a diminutive of moré ‘brown black’ (see More 2 compare Morel ). Compare also Morrow .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press