Normandy. It is derived from when the family having lived at Cairon in Calvados, which was in Normandy.
Early Origins of the Charou family
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.
Early History of the Charou family
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Charou Spelling Variations
local accents frequently changed the spelling of a name. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there are some spelling variations of the name Charou, including 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.
Early Notables of the Charou family (pre 1700)
Renaissance composer; Antoine Caron (1521-1599), French master glass maker, illustrator; François...
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Migration of the Charou family to the New World and Oceana
Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 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. In 1793, the remaining French in these provinces came under British rule. 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 Charou were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Charou were Eric Charron, hockey player, Montreal Canadiens; Robert Caron, who settled on the Coast of Beaupré in Quebec in 1636; and married Marie Crevet in 1637.
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