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The French region of Forez is where Chapelle was first used as a surname. Chapelle was a name for a person who lived near a chapel or church, deriving its origin from the Old French word "chapelle," which means "chapel."

Chapelle Early Origins



The surname Chapelle was first found in Forez, a former province of France, now part of the modern Loire, the Haute-Loire and Puy-de-Dôme départements, where this distinguished family has held a family seat since ancient times.

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Chapelle Spelling Variations


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Chapelle Spelling Variations



Most surnames have experienced slight spelling changes. A son may not chose to spell his name the same way that his father did. Many were errors, many deliberate. During the early development of the French language, a person usually gave his version, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Prefixes or suffixes varied. They were optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, there a many spelling variations of the name Chapelle, including Lachapelle, Lachapel, Lachapelles, Chapelle, Chapel, Chapelles, Chapels, Chepel, Chepelles and many more.

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Chapelle Early History


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Chapelle Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chapelle research. Another 476 words (34 lines of text) covering the years 1280, 1308, 1317, 1321, 1390, 1487, 1560, 1589, 1631, 1639, 1683, 1684, 1703, 1740, 1764, 1780, 1789, 1800, 1817, 1820, and 1825 are included under the topic Early Chapelle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chapelle Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chapelle Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Chapelle 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



In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebe c. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year 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 Chapelle 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 Chapelle were

Chapelle Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Guillaume Chapelle, aged 48, landed in Louisiana in 1719
  • Claude Chapelle, aged 37, arrived in Louisiana in 1719
  • Eberhard Chapelle, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • Catherine Chapelle, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • Jean Pierre Chapelle, aged 30, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753
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Chapelle Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Jean Chapelle, who married Geneviève Durette in Montreal in 1748

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Contemporary Notables of the name Chapelle (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Chapelle (post 1700)



  • Antoine Pierre Joseph Chapelle, Marquis de Jumilhac, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Pierre Chapelle, engineer, Taverny

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Chapelle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chapelle 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.

    This page was last modified on 12 February 2015 at 11:12.

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