The name Chardin dates back to the days of Medieval France, in the region of Normandy
. It is derived from their residence in Normandy
Early Origins of the Chardin family
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.
Early History of the Chardin family
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.
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.
Early Notables of the Chardin family (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.
Migration of the Chardin family to the New World and Oceana
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 America. 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.
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