Caren History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The French name Caren first arose during the Medieval period in Normandy. It is derived from when the family having lived at Cairon in Calvados, which was in Normandy.

Early Origins of the Caren family

The surname Caren was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where they held a family seat in the seigneurie of Cairon in Calvados, in the arrondissement of Caen, in the canton of Creully. Guillaume de Caron is the first on record, living in 1086 and Eudo, his father, is mentioned as living in Cairon at some unknown time before him. Cairon is located 15 kilometers southeast of Ryes.

Robert Caron settled in Beaupré and married Marie Crevet in Quebec on 25th October 1637. Together they had seven children to carry on the family name of Caron. Robert died on 8th July 1656. [1]

Important Dates for the Caren family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Caren research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1166, 1460, 1475, 1497, 1521, 1541, 1599, 1600, 1603, 1605, 1664, 1666, 1672, 1673, 1774, 1775, 1784, 1810, 1813, and 1822 are included under the topic Early Caren History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Caren Spelling Variations

One can encounter great variation in the spelling of French surnames; in part, as spelling, and the spelling names was not yet standardized during the early development of the written French language. Later, there was much branching and movement of families, and spellings would change according to region. Variations of the name Caren include Caron, Cairon, Carron, Carone, Caronne, Carot, Caraud, Careau, Carreau, Carow, Carou, Carrou, Carous, Carrous, Caroux, Charon, Charron, Charone, Charonne, Charou, Charous, Charoux, Le Caron, Lecaron, Lecharon and many more.

Early Notables of the Caren family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family in this period was Sir Caron de Bosdegas, French knight who fought at the Combat of the Thirty, March 26th 1351; Raymond Caron (1605-1666), an Irish Franciscan friar and author; Firminus Caron (fl.1460-1475), French Renaissance composer; Antoine Caron (1521-1599), French master glass maker, illustrator; François Caron (1600-1673), French Huguenot refugee to the Netherlands who served the Dutch East India Company, he rose from a cabin boy to be Director-General at Batavia recipient of the Order of St. Michael in 1672...
Another 84 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Caren Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Caren migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Caren Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Margaret Caren, aged 22, a housekeeper, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Sir Edward Parry" [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Caren (post 1700)

  • John Caren, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1944, 1948, 1964 [3]
  • Caren D. Merrick, American Republican politician, Candidate for Virginia State Senate 31st District, 2011 [4]
  • Caren G. Moskowitz, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 2000 [5]

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Citations

  1. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
  2. ^ South Australian Register Monday 27th March 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Sir Edward Parry 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/siredwardparry1854.shtml
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 24) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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