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The name Chardin dates back to the days of Medieval France, in the region of Normandy. It is derived from their residence in Normandy at Chardon.

Chardin Early Origins



The surname Chardin was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where this distinguished family has held a family seat since ancient times.

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Chardin Spelling Variations


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Chardin Spelling Variations



French surnames were subject to numerous alterations in spelling because of the various cultural groups that inhabited specific regions. Eventually, each region possessed its own local dialect of the French language. The early development of the French language, however, was also influenced by other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Chardin is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Chardon, Chardant, Chardont, Chardons, Cardon, Cardan, Cardont, Cardant, Cardons, Chardantes, Chardontes, Carrdon, Cardans, Chardonts, Cardone, Cardond, Chardone, Chardones, Charrdon, Cartond, Carrdons and many more.

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Chardin Early History


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Chardin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chardin research. Another 569 words (41 lines of text) covering the years 1285, 1329, 1385, 1435, 1485, 1683, 1650, 1700, 1643 and 1713 are included under the topic Early Chardin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chardin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chardin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family in this period was Antoine-Amable de Chardon was a Knight and the-Lord of Chardon, Souffleyt, Serres and Chazelet; and Sir (John) Jean Chardin (1643-1713), born Jean-Baptiste Chardin, a...

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Chardin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



France was active as a cultural leader in the early 16th century. One particular area in which they lead was the exploration of the New World. The explorers, like Jacques Cartier in 1534, led the way to North Ameri ca. Champlain, in 1608, made the first of twenty voyages to France to attract settlers and brought the first migrant in 1617. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec, and 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 Chardin 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 Chardin were Magdeleine Chardon settled in Carolina in 1695-1696; A. Chardon, aged 29; settled in New Orleans in 1821; Anthony Chas. Chardon, aged 27; settled in New Orleans in 1821.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Chardin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Chardin (post 1700)



  • Thérèse Chardin, contemporary French hairstylist who worked for the international editions of Vogue, Elle, and Marie Claire
  • Germain Chardin (b. 1983), French silver and two-time bronze medalist rower
  • Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955), French Jesuit, paleontologist, biologist, and philosopher
  • Jean-Baptiste Chardin (1643-1713), French jeweller and traveler, best known for his ten-volume book The Travels of Sir John Chardin
  • Jean Baptiste Siméon Chardin (1699-1779), French painter, best known for his still life works

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    3. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    9. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    10. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
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    The Chardin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chardin 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 23 September 2013 at 12:54.

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