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Where did the French Chartrand family come from? What is the French Chartrand family crest and coat of arms? When did the Chartrand family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Chartrand family history?


Spelling variations of this family name include: Chatrand, Chatrant, Chatrent, Chatrend, Chatranc, Chattrand, Chattrant, Chattrent, Chattrend, Chattranc, Chartrand, Chartrend, Chartrant, Chartranc, Chartran, Chartrent, Charttrand, Charttrend, Charttrant, Charttranc, Charttran, Charttrent, Chartran, Chatran and many more.

First found in Brittany, where this distinguished family held a family seat since ancient times.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chartrand research. Another 195 words(14 lines of text) covering the year 1813 is included under the topic Early Chartrand History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 31 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Chartrand Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Chartrand Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Georges Chartrand, aged 37, who settled in America, in 1894

Chartrand Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Veronique Chartrand, aged 29, who landed in America from Paris, in 1902
  • Thomas Chartrand, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States, in 1919
  • Jean Chartrand, aged 0, who landed in America, in 1920
  • Louise Chartrand, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States, in 1920

Chartrand Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Amedie Chartrand, aged 60, who emigrated to Montreal, Quebec, in 1911
  • Aula Chartrand, aged 23, who settled in Montreal, Quebec, in 1911
  • Philomen Chartrand, aged 59, who emigrated to Montreal, Quebec, in 1911
  • Edmond Chartrand, aged 51, who emigrated to Montreal, Canada, in 1921


  • Gary Theodore Chartrand, American professor emeritus of mathematics at Western Michigan University
  • Joseph Chartrand (1870-1933), American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church
  • Jean Hyacinthe Sébastien Chartrand, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Mark Ray Chartrand III, Astronomer, New York
  • Luc Chartrand, Canadian journalist
  • Isabelle Chartrand (b. 1978), Canadian Olympic women's ice hockey player
  • Michel Chartrand (1916-2010), Canadian union leader, activist, and politician
  • Gilbert Chartrand (b. 1954), Progressive Conservative member of the Canadian House of Commons
  • Aurèle Chartrand (b. 1903), Canadian barrister and political figure
  • Miranda Chartrand (b. 1990), Canadian singer



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Dieu et mon courage
Motto Translation: God is my courage.


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The Chartrand Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chartrand 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.

This page was last modified on 12 February 2015 at 11:12.

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