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The French name Charron 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.

Early Origins of the Charron family

The surname Charron 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 located 15 kilometers southeast of Ryes.

Robert Caron settled in Beaupré and married Marie Crevet in Quebec on 25th October 1637. Together they had seven children to carry on the family name of Caron. Robert died on 8th July 1656. 1

Early History of the Charron family

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Charron 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 Charron 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.

Early Notables of the Charron family

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.Firminus Caron (fl. 1460-1475) was a French composer, and likely a singer, of the Renaissance. He is said by Tinctor to have been the scholar of Binchois or Dufay. 2Raymond Caron (1605-1666), was an Irish Franciscan friar and author; Firminus Caron (fl.1460-1475), French Renaissance composer; and Antoine Caron (1521-1599), French master glass maker, illustrator. François Caron (1600-1673), was a French Huguenot refugee to the Netherlands who served the Dutch East India Company, he rose from a cabin...
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Charron World Ranking

In the United States, the name Charron is the 5,454th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. 3 However, in Canada, the name Charron is ranked the 326th most popular surname with an estimated 13,763 people with that name. 4 And in Quebec, Canada, the name Charron is the 150th popular surname. 5 France ranks Charron as 1,076th with 5,014 people. 6

United States Charron migration to the United States +

France finally gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the 1700s. Early marriage was encouraged in New France, and youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries, leaving French names scattered across the continent. The search for the Northwest passage continued. Migration from France to New France or Quebec, as it was now more popularly called, continued until 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. 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 Charron were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Charron were

Charron Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Jean Charron, aged 22, who immigrated to the United States from Paris, France, in 1911
  • Rene Jules Charron, aged 23, who landed in America from Brest, France, in 1912
  • Alphonse Charron, aged 52, who settled in America from Paris, France, in 1922
  • Maria Charron, aged 39, who immigrated to America from Paris, France, in 1922
  • Louise Charron, aged 35, who landed in America from Paris, France, in 1923

Canada Charron migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Charron Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Léonard Charron, who settled in Quebec en 1695 from Angoumois
Charron Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Eric Charron, hockey player, Montreal Canadiens

Contemporary Notables of the name Charron (post 1700) +

  • Craig Charron (1967-2010), American professional ice hockey center
  • Sanford E. Charron (b. 1917), American politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives 102nd District, 1965-66; Defeated, 1966, 1968 7
  • Michael Charron, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 2008 7
  • James J. Charron, American Democratic Party politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Putnam, 1937-40 7
  • Henry E. Charron, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for New Hampshire State Senate 8th District, 1916 7
  • Charles F. Charron, American politician, Warden (Borough President) of Danielson, Connecticut, 1947-50 7
  • Fernand Charron (1866-1928), early French motor racer
  • Ferdinand Charron, co-founder of Charron, a former French manufacturer of cars
  • Pierre Charron (1541-1603), French theologian
  • Guy Joseph Jean Charron (b. 1949), Canadian former professional ice hockey centre
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  5. "The first 1,000 family names by rank, Quebec (in French only)" Institut de la statistique du Quebec,
  7. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from on Facebook