Normandy. It is derived from their residence in Normandy at Chardon.
Early Origins of the Chardou family
Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where this distinguished family has held a family seat since ancient times.
Early History of the Chardou family
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Early Notables of the Chardou family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chardou family to the New World and Oceana
Immigration to New France was slow; therefore, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Chardou has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Chardou 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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