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The name Charette 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 Charette was derived from the Old French word "charetier," which means "carter."

Charette Early Origins



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

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Charette Spelling Variations


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Charette Spelling Variations



Most surnames have experienced slight spelling changes. A son may not chose to spell his name the same way that his father did. Many were errors, many deliberate. During the early development of the French language, a person usually gave his version, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Prefixes or suffixes varied. They were optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, there a many spelling variations of the name Charette, including Charest, Charrest, Charet, Charret, Charets, Charrets, Charette, Charrette, Charettes, Charrettes, Charais, Charrais and many more.

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Charette Early History


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Charette Early History



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

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Charette Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Charette 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 Charette Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



By 1643 there were only about 300 people in Quebe c. Since immigration was slow, 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 Charette 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 Charette 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-Thérèse Duroy in Quebec City in 1713.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Charette (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Charette (post 1700)



  • William Richard Charette (1932-2012), American Medal of Honor recipient for his actions during the Korean War
  • Richard R. Charette, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Maine 2nd District, 1986
  • Baron Athanase Charles Marie Charette de la Contrie (1832-1911), French royalist military commander
  • François Athanase de Charette (1763-1796), French Royalist soldier and politician
  • Hervé de Charette (b. 1938), French centre-right politician
  • Joseph Jacques Mario Charette, Canadian medical assistant serving with the Canadian Airborne Regiment who was awarded the Medal of Bravery after disarming a Somali mob in 1993
  • Janice Charette, Canadian public servant, Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet (2014-)
  • Manon Charette (1955-2006), Canadian Olympic handball player at the 1976 Summer Olympics
  • Pierre Charette (b. 1955), Canadian curler who has played in ten briers
  • Benoît Charette (b. 1976), Canadian politician, MNA for Deux-Montagnes (2014-)
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. 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).
    10. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
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    The Charette Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Charette 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 12 August 2016 at 18:52.

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