Chapuis History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

"Chaput" was the Old French word for a type of chopping block that was used to work slate and create different shapes. The name Chaput was originally given to carpenters. [1]

Early Origins of the Chapuis family

The surname Chapuis was first found in Forez, a former province of France, now part of the modern Loire, the Haute-Loire and Puy-de-Dôme departments, where they have held a family seat since the 1100's. By the beginning of the 12th century the family was well established in the region of Forez and several members of this important family made a distinctive contribution to the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles, and letters patent confirming their nobility. Claude Chapuis is recorded as the Lord of Condrieu and in 1109, as reward for his great contribution both culturally and religiously, he received the permission to construct the chapel of Saint Martin in honour of the family.

Important Dates for the Chapuis family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chapuis research. Another 250 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1389, 1536, 1630, 1641, 1667, 1710 and 1696 are included under the topic Early Chapuis History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Chapuis Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Chaput, Chapue, Chapud, Chapus, Chapout, Chapoue, Chapoud, Chapous, Chapput, Chappue, Chappud, Chappus, Chappout, Chappoue, Chappoud, Chappous, Shaput, Shapue, Shapus, Shapout, Shapoue, Shapoud, Shappous, Shapput, Shappue, Shappud, Shappus, Shappout, Shappoue, Shappoud, Shappous, Chapuis, Chapus and many more.

Early Notables of the Chapuis family (pre 1700)

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Chapuis migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Chapuis Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • A. L. Chapuis, aged 42, who landed in America, in 1892
Chapuis Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Alphonsine Chapuis, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1903
  • Julie Chapuis, aged 26, who immigrated to the United States from Paris, in 1906
  • Abel Chapuis, aged 59, who settled in America, in 1909
  • Auguste Chapuis, aged 32, who immigrated to the United States from Chalonvillars, France, in 1910
  • Camille Chapuis, aged 4, who settled in America from Chalonvillars, France, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Chapuis (post 1700)

  • Michel Chapuis (1930-2017), French classical organist and pedagogue
  • Jean-Joseph Chapuis (1765-1864), French cabinetmaker
  • Michel Chapuis (1941-1964), French silver medalist sprint canoer at the 1964 Summer Olympics
  • Louis Chapuis, French Olympic fencer at the 1908 Summer Olympics
  • Johann Chapuis (b. 1975), French football defender
  • Cyril Chapuis (b. 1979), French football player
  • Félicien Chapuis (1824-1879), Belgian doctor and entomologist

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Citations

  1. ^ Dionne, N.-E., Origine Des Familles Canadiennes-Français. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1969. Print.
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