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The Charpentier family was an integral part of the history ancient France since it was derived from the northern, coastal region of Normandy. Charpentier 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.
The surname Charpentier 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.
There were a great number of spelling variations in French surnames. One reason for this was the wide variety of cultural influences present in France during the early development of the French language. The many spelling variations of the name 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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Charpentier research. Another 493 words (35 lines of text) covering the year 1800 is included under the topic Early Charpentier History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 111 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Charpentier Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Immigration to New France was slow; therefore, 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 Charpentier 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 Charpentier were
Charpentier Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Charpentier Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Charpentier Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
The Charpentier Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Charpentier 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.
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