Noble surnames, such as Charney, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Charney, which is a local
surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Orleans. In France, hereditary surnames
were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local
names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate.The Charney family originally derived its surname from the place-name Le Charme, a parish in Orléans.
Early Origins of the Charney family
The surname Charney was first found in Orléanais, where the family was established in Le Charme, a parish in the department of Loiret, in the district of Montarges.
The members of the family also formed different branches and settled in other regions, especially in Limousin, in Picardy, and in Normandy. Several members of the family distinguished themselves, such as Jean-Antoine de Charnes, the dean of Villeneuve-les-Avignon, in the 17th century. This author of "Conversation sur la princesse de Clèves" (1679) and "Vie du Tasse" (1690), among other works, died at the beginning of the 18th century.
Fiacre Ducharme, born in 1623, son of Toussaint and Jacqueline (née DeRoy), travelled from France to Canada around 1653. He held the title of Companion Land Clearer when he arrived in the New World and he was also involved in the battles against the Iroquois. He married Marie Pacrau, daughter of Jacques and Debora (née Bollet), at Ville-Marie on 13th January 1659. They had seven children together and remained at Ville-Marie until Fiacre's death on 17th March 1677. CITATION[CLOSE]
Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
Early History of the Charney family
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Charney Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Ducharme, Decharme, Ducharne, Ducarme, Ducarne, Charme, Charmes, Charne, Charnes, Carme, Charmet, Charmay, Charmey, Charmoy, Carmoy, Carnoy, Charmil, Charmeil, Charmot, Charman, Charmon, Charmillon, Charmy and many more.
Early Notables of the Charney family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Charney family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Charney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- M. Charney, who settled in Texas around the middle of the nineteenth century
Contemporary Notables of the name Charney (post 1700)
- Jule Gregory Charney (1917-1981), American meteorologist who pioneered the development of weather prediction, eponym of The Jule G. Charney Award
- Leon Charney (1938-2016), American real estate tycoon, author, philanthropist, political pundit and media personality, Forbes ranked him as 353rd among the wealthiest Americans in 2012
- Noah Charney (b. 1979), American art historian and novelist, known for his mystery novel The Art Thief
- Jordan Charney (b. 1937), American character actor
- Jonathan I. Charney (1943-2002), American academic, author, lawyer and the Lee S. and Charles A. Spier Professor at Vanderbilt University School of Law in Nashville, Tennessee
- Dov Charney (b. 1969), Canadian businessman and the founder and former CEO of American Apparel
- Ann Charney, award winning Canadian novelist, short story writer and journalist, wife of Melvin Charney
- Melvin Charney (1935-2012), Canadian artist and architect
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- ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print