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The French name Charon first arose during the Medieval period in Normandy. It is derived from when the family having lived at Cairon in Calvados, which was in Normandy.

Charon Early Origins



The surname Charon was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where they held a family seat in the seigneurie of Cairon in Calvados, in the arrondissement of Caen, in the canton of Creully. Guillaume de Caron is the first on record, living in 1086 and Eudo, his father, is mentioned as living in Cairon at some unknown time before him. Cairon is 15 km southeast of Ryes.

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Charon Spelling Variations


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Charon Spelling Variations



The many different spellings of French surnames can be partially explained by the use of 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 Charon is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Caron, Cairon, Carron, Carone, Caronne, Carot, Caraud, Careau, Carreau, Carow, Carou, Carrou, Carous, Carrous, Caroux, Charon, Charron, Charone, Charonne, Charou, Charous, Charoux, Le Caron, Lecaron, Lecharon and many more.

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Charon Early History


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Charon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Charon research. Another 309 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1166, 1460, 1475, 1497, 1521, 1541, 1599, 1600, 1603, 1605, 1664, 1666, 1672, 1673, 1774, 1775, 1784, 1810, 1813, and 1822 are included under the topic Early Charon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Charon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Charon Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family in this period was Sir Caron de Bosdegas, French knight who fought at the Combat of the Thirty, March 26th 1351; Raymond Caron (1605-1666), an Irish Franciscan friar and author; Firminus Caron (fl.1460-1475), French Renaissance composer; Antoine Caron (1521-1599), French master glass maker, illustrator; François...

Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Charon 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 Charon 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 Charon were

Charon Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Charon, who landed in Maryland in 1657

Charon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Robert Charon, who landed in Louisiana in 1718-1724
  • Francois Charon, who arrived in Louisiana in 1719

Charon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Francisco Charon, who landed in Peru in 1888

Charon Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Jean Charon, aged 16, arrived in Quebec in 1657
  • Pierre Charon, who arrived in Montreal in 1663

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Contemporary Notables of the name Charon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Charon (post 1700)



  • Rita Charon (b. 1949), American physician, literary scholar from Providence, Rhode Island, Founder and Executive Director of the Program in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University
  • William Charon, American Democrat politician, Chair of Delta County Democratic Party, 2007-09
  • Jean Emile Charon (1920-1998), French nuclear physicist and author of over 20 books on physics, scientific philosophy, and computer science
  • Jacques Charon (1920-1975), French actor and film director

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    4. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    9. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    11. ...

    The Charon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Charon 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 1 December 2015 at 14:04.

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