Chapleau History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Noble surnames, such as Chapleau, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Chapleau, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Lorraine. In France, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The Chapleau family originally lived at the town of Paresse or Parez, in the Lorraine. Although one would at first assume that the name is derived from the city of Paris, evidence suggests that the names of both the town in the Lorraine and the French capital are derived from a Gaulish tribe called the Parisii.
Early Origins of the Chapleau family
The surname Chapleau was first found in Lorraine, where the family was originally seated in Damblain, a village in the Lorraine Bassigny.
Important Dates for the Chapleau family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chapleau research. Another 91 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1774, 1792, 1806, 1817, 1843, 1844, 1864, and 1890 are included under the topic Early Chapleau History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Chapleau Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Chapel, Chapelle, Chapleau, Chapeleau, Chaplod, Chapelod, Chaplot, Chapelot, Chaplaud, Chapelaud, Chaplauld, Chapelauld, Chaplaut, Chapelaut, Chaplault, Chapelault, Chaplaux, Chapelaux, Chaplaulx, Chapelaulx, Chaplet, Chapelet, Chaplay, Chapelay, Chapley, Chapeley, Chaplié, Chapelié, Chaplier, Chapelier, Chaplais and many more.
Early Notables of the Chapleau family (pre 1700)
Notable in the family name was Antoine-Clément Chapelle (1774-1843), a general, who became a Baron in 1817; Jean-Jacques-Édouard Chapelié, a general engineer, who was born in Marseille in 1792...
Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Chapleau Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Chapleau migration to Canada
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Chapleau Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Sir Joseph-Adolphe Chapleau (1840-98), a former premier of Quebec
Contemporary Notables of the name Chapleau (post 1700)
- Louis C. Chapleau, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1964, 1972 
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