Morel Family History
Morel Name Meaning
French and Spanish: from the medieval personal name Morel from the Latin name Maurellus derived from Maurus ‘Moor’ (see Mauro compare Moreau ). 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 ). Compare also Morell 3 and Morrell English: variant of Morrell 2 a cognate of 1 above.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press