The Charpantier family was an integral part of the history ancient France since it was derived from the northern, coastal region of Normandy
. Charpantier was a name given to a wood worker or carpenter which is derived from the Old French word "carpentier," meaning someone who works with wood.
Early Origins of the Charpantier family
The surname Charpantier was first found in Normandy
(French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy
, where this ancient family has held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Charpantier family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Charpantier research.Another 493 words (35 lines of text) covering the year 1800 is included under the topic Early Charpantier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Charpantier Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of French surnames; in part, as spelling, and the spelling names was not yet standardized during the early development of the written French language. Later, there was much branching and movement of families, and spellings would change according to region. Variations of the name Charpantier include Carpentier, Charpentier, Charpantier, Charpantier, de Charpentier, Charpentier, Carpentie, Carpentié, Carpentiais, Carpentiet, Carpantier, Carpantie, Carpantié, Garpentier, Garpentie, Garpentié, Garpentiais, Garpentiet, Garpantier, Garpantie, Garpantié, Carppentier, de Carpentier and many more.
Early Notables of the Charpantier family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family in this period was Henry François Marie Charpentier, General of Division, Knight of Saint-Louis and Grand Officer of the Legion of Honour; Pieter de Carpentier (1586-1659), a Flemish... Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Charpantier Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Charpantier family to the New World and Oceana
In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. 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 Charpantier 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 Charpantier were Pierre Carpentier, aged 12; settled in Louisiana in 1719; Marie Charpentier settled in Louisiana in 1719; Isadore Charpentier settled in Philadelphia in 1880.