Brittany who was a cart driver. Tracing the origin of the name further, we found the name Charest was derived from the Old French word "charetier," which means "carter."
Early Origins of the Charest family
Brittany, where this illustrious family was anciently seated.
Early History of the Charest family
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Charest Spelling Variations
local dialects and by the influence of other languages during the early development of the French language. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Charest is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Charest, Charrest, Charet, Charret, Charets, Charrets, Charette, Charrette, Charettes, Charrettes, Charais, Charrais and many more.
Early Notables of the Charest family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Charest family to the New World and Oceana
France finally gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the 1700s. Early marriage was encouraged in New France, and youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries, leaving French names scattered across the continent. The search for the Northwest passage continued. Migration from France to New France or Quebec, as it was now more popularly called, continued until 1759. 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 the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Charest were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Charest were Étienne Charets, who married Catherine Bissot in Quebec City in 1670; Jacques Charets, who married Jeanne Dubois in Lévis in 1693; Étienne Charets, a merchant, who married Anne-Thé.
Contemporary Notables of the name Charest (post 1700)
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