Show ContentsCarrdans History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Carrdans dates back to the days of Medieval France, in the region of Normandy. It is derived from their residence in Normandy at Chardon.

Early Origins of the Carrdans family

The surname Carrdans was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where this distinguished family has held a family seat since ancient times.

The first record of the family was in 1285 when the Count of Brioude is recorded. Guillaume de Chardon is registered as a taxpayer in 1329 and Pierre de Chardon, Priest, Titular of the vicarage of Saint-Amand, and founder of the Saint-Agrève Church in the town of Puy, is recorded in 1385. Due to his dedication to matters of the society in which he lived, Pierre de Chardon, in 1435, was one of eight notable inhabitants to whom the Baron of Allègre gave the right to build a public building in the fortified castle of Allègre in the event of a siege.

By the 15th century the family was well established in the region of Monlet and several members of the family made a distinctive contribution toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles, and letters patent confirming their nobility. [1]

Early History of the Carrdans family

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Carrdans Spelling Variations

Changes of spelling have occurred in most surnames. The earliest explanation is that during the early development of the French language, names were not yet fixed in spelling. Usually a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. This depended on accent, and local accents frequently changed the spelling of a name. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there are some spelling variations of the name Carrdans, including Chardon, Chardant, Chardont, Chardons, Cardon, Cardan, Cardont, Cardant, Cardons, Chardantes, Chardontes, Carrdon, Cardans, Chardonts, Cardone, Cardond, Chardone, Chardones, Charrdon, Cartond, Carrdons and many more.

Early Notables of the Carrdans family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family in this period was Antoine-Amable de Chardon, a Knight and the-Lord of Chardon, Souffleyt, Serres and Chazelet; and Sir (John) Jean Chardin (1643-1713), born Jean-Baptiste Chardin, a French jeweler and traveler whose ten-volume book "The Travels of Sir John Chardin" is regarded as one of the finest works of early Western scholarship on Persia and...
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Migration of the Carrdans family

Approximately 110 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. France gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. Migration to New France (Quebec) continued from France until it fell in 1759. In the year 1675 the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Carrdans has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Carrdans were Magdeleine Chardon settled in Carolina in 1695-1696; A. Chardon, aged 29; settled in New Orleans in 1821; Anthony Chas. Chardon, aged 27; settled in New Orleans in 1821.

  1. Hozier, Charles D, and Antoine Bachelin-Delforenne. État présent De La Noblesse française (1883-1887): Contenant Le Distionnaire De La Noblesse Contemporaine Et Larmorial général De France, Dapres Les Manuscrits De Ch. D Hozier. Librairie Des Bibliophiles, 1884. Print. on Facebook