Directly translated, the French word "chabot" means "sculpin" which is a type of fish. The word "chabot" was used primarily in the Channel Islands and it is believed by some sources that it was originally used as a nickname
for a fish merchant. CITATION[CLOSE]
Dionne, N.-E., Origine Des Familles Canadiennes-Français. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1969. Print.
Early Origins of the Chaban family
The surname Chaban was first found in Provence, where they were the Lords of Tourette and Châteauneuf and where they have held a family seat
from very early times. The family contributed greatly during the Crusades in the Holy Land, with thirteen knights of the family registered between 1266 and 1653.
Descending from the original line of Nice, the Comtat branch of the family were rewarded for their great efforts given to the community with the Lordship of Cabrières. At the beginning of the 14th century, the family were well established in the region of Savoie and several members of this eminent family made an outstanding contribution toward the society in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles, and letters patent confirming their nobility. CITATION[CLOSE]
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.
Early History of the Chaban family
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Chaban Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Chabot, Chabote, Shabot, Cabot, Chabbot, Chabau, Chabo, Chabaux, Chabotte, Chabbeau, Chabbeaux, Chabbau, Chabbo, Chabbaux, Chabeu, Chabbeu, Shabeau, Shabeaux, Shabau, Shabo, Shabaux, Shabbot, Shabbeau, Shabbeaux, Shabbeau, Shabbeaux, Shabbau, Shabbo, Chabaud, Chiabaudi, Chiabaudy, Chabaudy, Chabod, Chaboz and many more.
Early Notables of the Chaban family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the names at this time was Philippe de Chabot (1480-1543), also known as Amiral de Brion, count of Charny and of Buzançois, French Admiral; Henri Chabot (Henri... Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Chaban Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Chaban family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Chaban Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Laurent Chaban, who landed in New York in 1846 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Chaban Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Peter Chaban, who arrived in Canada in 1899