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The name Charet is an ancient French name that was given to a person from Brittany who was a cart driver. Tracing the origin of the name further, we found the name Charet was derived from the Old French word "charetier," which means "carter."

Charet Early Origins



The surname Charet was first found in Brittany, where this illustrious family was anciently seated.

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Charet Spelling Variations


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Charet Spelling Variations



French surnames were subject to numerous spelling alterations depending on the region and time it was used. The early development of the French language relied heavily on borrowing elements and grammar from 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 Charet 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.

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Charet Early History


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Charet Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Charet research. Another 168 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1712, 1739, 1787, 1796, 1832, and 1848 are included under the topic Early Charet History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Charet Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Charet Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst this name at this time was Athanase-Charles-Marin de Charette de la Contrie, a politician, who was born at the chateau La Trémissière in 1796, and...

Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Charet Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebe c. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year 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 Charet 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 Charet were

Charet Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Valentin Charet, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1773
  • Prudent Brice Charet, who settled in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1796

Charet Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • James Charet, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749

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Contemporary Notables of the name Charet (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Charet (post 1700)



  • Charles-Eugène Charet (1870-1950), French general

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Charet Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    6. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    10. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    11. ...

    The Charet Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Charet 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 2 November 2015 at 08:13.

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