Cartiaus History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Cartiaus was originally an occupational name borne by someone who worked as a transporter of goods. It is derived from the Anglo-Norman French word "caretier".

Early Origins of the Cartiaus family

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

The family contributed greatly to the affairs of the King and the country as Barons, Ambassadors, and in the military service and they established branches as Cartier de Boiscurtil in Lyonnais; Cartier de Couronneau in Navarre, Guyenne; Cartier Bresson, in Lorraine; Fabron, in Provence; Cartier de Saint-Plansois, de Saint-Maur, Normandy; Yve, de Marchienne, Belgium; Cartier de la Chauvellerie, de Vermette in Poitou; Cartier de St-Malo, from which the navigator Jacques Cartier came; Cartier de Forvie in Liege; Cartier de la Malmaison in Ile-de-France and Poitou; and Cartier of Geneva and Hainaut. [1]

The head of the Cartier family in Hainaut received his letters patent of nobility in August 1823 as Baron Cartier. [1]

Early History of the Cartiaus family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cartiaus research. Another 67 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1086, 1491, 1557 and 1534 are included under the topic Early Cartiaus History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cartiaus Spelling Variations

Throughout the course of history most surnames have undergone changes for many reasons. During the early development of the French language, a son and father may not have chosen to spell their name the same way. Many are simple spelling changes by a person who gave his name, phonetically, to a scribe, priest, or recorder. Many names held prefixes or suffixes which became optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, we have many spelling variations of this name, Cartiaus some of which are Cartier, Cartié, Cartiée, Cartiais, Cartiaie, Cartiey, Cartiay, Cartiet, Carthier, Cartiers, Cartyer, Cartyers, Kartier, Kartié, Kartiée, Kartiais, Kartiaie, Kartiey, Kartiay, Kartiet, Karthier, Kartiers, Kartyer, Kartyers, Carttier, Carttié, Carttiée, Carttiais, Carttiaie, Carttiey, Carttiay, Carttiet, Cartthier, Carttiers, Carttyer, Carttyers, Charretier, Carretier, Charreter and many more.

Early Notables of the Cartiaus family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Cartiaus family

France was active as a cultural leader in the early 16th century. One particular area in which they lead was the exploration of the New World. The explorers, like Jacques Cartier in 1534, led the way to North America. Champlain, in 1608, made the first of twenty voyages to France to attract settlers and brought the first migrant in 1617. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec, and the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Cartiaus has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Cartiaus were Robert Cartier, who arrived in Plymouth on the Mayflower, in 1620; Pierre Cartier, who married Catherine Gauthier in 1675; Helene Cartier, who emigrated from La Rochelle to Quebec in 1657.

  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
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