Charbonnier History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Charbonnier family
The surname Charbonnier was first found in Périgord, where this illustrious family once lived.
Over the centuries, this honorable family was well established in the region of Merle and several of its members distinguished themselves by their contribution to the communities where they lived and were rewarded with land grants, titles, and credentials. Thus Carbonnières barons were granted the right to manage the lands and territories of Merle, including the Abbey of Saint Geraud of Aurillac, and received the title of Vicomte de Turenne in the twelfth century.
The right and privilege of being the protector of a church or an abbey gave special rights and responsibilities to the family who would argue over the generations.
Olivier Charbonneau, born in 1611, married Marie Garnier, born in 1626, at La Rochelle, France. They travelled together to the New World in 1659 and settled near Pointe-aux-Trembles. In Quebec Olivier worked as a miller and in construction at a water mill. They had five children that carried on the distinguished name of Charbonneau in Canada. 
Early History of the Charbonnier family
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Charbonnier Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Carboneau, Carbonneau Carbonneau Carbonnot, Carbonnaud, Carbonnaux, Carbonnau, Carbonneu, Carbon, Carboneaux, Carbonot, Carbonaud, Carbonaux, Carbonau, Carboneu, Carbon, Carbonnier, Charbonnier, Coal Charbounie, Charbonneau, Charboneau, Charbonneau, Charbonnot, Charbonnaud, Charbonnaux, Charbonneu, coal, Charboneau, Charbonot, Charbonaud, Charbonaux, Charbonau, Charboneu, Coal, Coal, Charbounie, De Carboneau, De Carbonneau, Carboneau, Carbonneau and many more.
Early Notables of the Charbonnier family (pre 1700)
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In France, the name Charbonnier is the 401st most popular surname with an estimated 10,647 people with that name. 
Migration of the Charbonnier family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Carbonneau from Apt, Provence, who married Marguerite Landry St. Famiile Orleans Island in 1672; Olivier Charbonneau de Marans, diocese of La Rochelle, who married Marguerite Garnier, daughter of Charles Garnier and Jeanne Labraye at La Rochelle in 1654.
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