Normandy. Carpentiais was a name given to a wood worker or carpenter which is derived from the Old French word "carpentier," meaning someone who works with wood.
Early Origins of the Carpentiais family
Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where this ancient family has held a family seat from very early times.
Early History of the Carpentiais family
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Carpentiais 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 Carpentiais include Carpentier, Charpentier, Charpantier, Charpantier, de Charpentier, Charpentier, Carpentie, Carpentié, Carpentiais, Carpentiet, Carpantier, Carpantie, Carpantié, Garpentier, Garpentie, Garpentié, Garpentiais, Garpentiet, Garpantier, Garpantie, Garpantié, Carppentier, de Carpentier and many more.
Early Notables of the Carpentiais family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family in this period was Henry François Marie Charpentier, General of Division, Knight of Saint-Louis and Grand Officer of the Legion of Honour; Pieter de Carpentier (1586-1659), a Flemish...
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Migration of the Carpentiais family to the New World and Oceana
In the 1700s, land incentives were finally given out by France to 2,000 migrants. Early marriage was encouraged in New France, and youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries, leaving French names scattered across the continent. The search for the Northwest passage continued. Migration from France to New France or Quebec, as it was now more popularly called, continued until 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, Acadia were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Carpentiais were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Carpentiais were Pierre Carpentier, aged 12; settled in Louisiana in 1719; Marie Charpentier settled in Louisiana in 1719; Isadore Charpentier settled in Philadelphia in 1880.
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