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The Norman Conquest of England in 1066 brought many new words to England from which surnames were formed. Chabot was one of these new Norman names. It was specifically tailored to its first bearer, who was a person with a large head. The surname Chabot was originally derived from the Old French word cabot and was rendered in medieval documents in the Latin form Capoceus.

Chabot Early Origins



The surname Chabot was first found in Jersey in the Channel Islands where "it is of frequent occurrence. It appears to be derived from the little fish known by us as the 'bullhead,' but on the shores of Normandy and the Channel Islands, where it abounds, as the chabot or cabot." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
The same reference continues on: "Sebastian Cabot, the discoverer of Newfoundland (born at Bristol in 1477) is generally believed to be of Venetian extraction, but there is much reason to believe that his father was a native of Jersey." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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Chabot Spelling Variations


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Chabot Spelling Variations



A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Cabot, Cabott, Chabot and others.

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Chabot Early History


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Chabot Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chabot research. Another 253 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1498, 1497, 1483 and 1557 are included under the topic Early Chabot History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chabot Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chabot Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Chabot Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Chabot or a variant listed above:

Chabot Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Theodore Chabot, who arrived in Louisiana in 1826
  • Dorothea Sophie Koppen Chabot, aged 71, landed in America in 1843
  • Vital Chabot settled in Philadelphia in 1866

Chabot Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Michel Chabot married to Thérèse Legardeur in Québec in 1686
  • François Chabot married to Marguerite Noël in Québec in 1698

Chabot Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • André Chabot, son of Michel and Angélique Plante married Catherine Boulard, daughter of François and Françoise Lauzon in Québec in 1719
  • Michel Chabot, son of Michel and Angélique Plante married Madeleine Coron, daughter of François and Marie Cyr in Québec in 1724
  • Jean-Baptiste Chabot, son of Michel and Angélique Plante married Geneviève Isabelle, daughter of Louis and Barbe Proulx in Québec in 1734
  • Michel Chabot, son of André and Catherine Boulard married Catherine Maguet, daughter of Michel and Elisabeth Courtemance in Québec in 1747
  • Michel Chabot, son of Michel and Catherine Maillet married to Marguerite Achim, daughter of François and Anne Robertjane in Québec in 1768

Chabot Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Chabot, English convict from Warwick, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on August 08, 1849, settling in Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Chabot (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Chabot (post 1700)



  • Anthony Chabot (1813-1888), American (Quebec born) engineer and entrepreneur
  • Steven Chabot (b. 1953), American politician, member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio
  • Louis François Jean Chabot, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • John David Chabot (b. 1962), Canadian professional (NHL) hockey player
  • John Léo Chabot (1869-1936), Canadian parliamentarian and surgeon
  • Jean Chabot (1806-1860), Canadian lawyer, judge and political figure

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Chabot Historic Events


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Chabot Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. David Louis Chabot, Canadian 1st Class Passenger from Montréal, Quebec, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking and was recovered

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849

Other References

  1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  4. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
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The Chabot Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chabot Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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