Chartier History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Chartier family

The surname Chartier was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where this family has held a family seat since the ancient times.

Actively participating in the conquest, the family were awarded estates in Worcester, England, for their efforts and where they appear in the Domesday Book in 1086 from Normandy. The family branched into Brittany where they held the lands of Hinchet, and later into Poitou and île-de-France.

The family contributed greatly to the affairs of the King and the country as Barons, Ambassadors, and in the military service and they established branches as Cartier de Boiscurtil in Lyonnais; Cartier de Couronneau in Navarre, Guyenne; Cartier Bresson, in Lorraine; Fabron, in Provence; Cartier de Saint-Plansois, de Saint-Maur, Normandy; Yve, de Marchienne, Belgium; Cartier de la Chauvellerie, de Vermette in Poitou; Cartier de St-Malo, from which the navigator Jacques Cartier came; Cartier de Forvie in Liege; Cartier de la Malmaison in Ile-de-France and Poitou; and Cartier of Geneva and Hainaut. The head of the Cartier family in Hainaut received his letters patent of nobility in August 1823 as Baron Cartier.

René Chartier, born in 1623, travelled from France to Canada in the 17th century. After arriving in the province of Quebec he married Marguerite De Lorme, daughter of Hughes and Marie, on 1st October 1669. They remained together in Quebec until René's death at Lachine on 23rd May 1701. [1]

Early History of the Chartier family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chartier research. Another 21 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1086, 1534, and 1823 are included under the topic Early Chartier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Chartier Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Cartier, Cartié, Cartiée, Cartiais, Cartiaie, Cartiey, Cartiay, Cartiet, Carthier, Cartiers, Cartyer, Cartyers, Kartier, Kartié, Kartiée, Kartiais, Kartiaie, Kartiey, Kartiay, Kartiet, Karthier, Kartiers, Kartyer, Kartyers, Carttier, Carttié, Carttiée, Carttiais, Carttiaie, Carttiey, Carttiay, Carttiet, Cartthier, Carttiers, Carttyer, Carttyers, Charretier, Carretier, Charreter and many more.

Early Notables of the Chartier family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family in this period was Alain Chartier (1385-1435), French writer and courtier; Jean Chartier (1500-1580), a French painter, draughtsman, and print publisher; Jacques Cartier from St-Malo, French navigator who found Newfoundland in 1534 and claimed Canada in the name of...
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United States Chartier migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Chartier Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Arthur O. Chartier, aged 37, who landed in America, in 1892
  • A. O. Chartier, aged 42, who settled in America from Southampton, in 1897
Chartier Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Arther Adelon Chartier, aged 50, who immigrated to the United States, in 1904
  • George Chartier, aged 59, who settled in America from Paris, France, in 1910
  • Constant Chartier, aged 23, who immigrated to the United States from Bayonne, France, in 1911
  • Gertrude Chartier, aged 26, who immigrated to the United States from Oakham, England, in 1915
  • Henry Chartier, aged 2, who landed in America from Oakham, England, in 1915
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Chartier migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Chartier Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Louis Chartier, who landed in Montreal in 1653
  • Guillaume Chartier, who arrived in Montreal in 1653
  • Guillaume Chartier, son of Jacques and Marguerite, who married Marie Faucon, daughter of Pierre and Marie, in Montreal, Quebec on 27th November 1663 [2]
  • Robert Chartier, son of Guillaume and Marguerite, who married Anne Bertaut, daughter of Jean and Jeanne, in Quebec on 21st October 1669 [2]
  • Jacques Chartier, son of Jean and Anne, who married Marie Martin, daughter of Jacques and Marie, in Sainte-Famille, Quebec on 15th December 1673 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Chartier Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Eustache Chartier, son of René-Louis and Marie-Madeleine, who married Marie-Françoise Renaud, daughter of François and Françoise-Thérèse, in Quebec on 14th April 1711 [2]
  • Etienne Chartier, son of Guillaume and Marie, who married Jeanne Drapeau, daughter of Jean and Madeleine-Françoise, in Rivière-des-Prairies, Quebec on 8th February 1712 [2]
  • Jean Chartier, son of Samuel and Marie, who married Marie Courtemanche, daughter of Antoine and Marguerite, in Rivière-des-Prairies, Quebec on 29th October 1718 [2]
  • Charles Chartier, son of Michel and Catherine, who married Marie Carrier, daughter of Ignace and Périnne, in Lévis, Quebec on 6th November 1720 [2]
  • Charles-Claude Chartier, son of Charles and Louise, who married Jeanne Chevalier, daughter of Guillaume and Jeanne, in Quebec on 28th December 1721 [2]
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Chartier Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Louis Chartier, aged 44, who settled in Quebec, in 1914

Contemporary Notables of the name Chartier (post 1700) +

  • Fred D. Chartier, American Democrat politician, Merchant; Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Plainfield, 1937-40 [3]
  • Roger Chartier (b. 1945), French historian and historiographer
  • Nicolas Chartier (b. 1974), French Academy Award winning film sales agent and film producer, known for The Hurt Locker (2009)
  • Eugène Chartier (1893-1963), Canadian violinist, violist, conductor, and teacher
  • Christian Chartier (b. 1980), Canadian ice hockey defenceman
  • Clément Chartier (b. 1946), Métis Canadian leader


  1. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
  2. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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