Chartrand History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Chartrand family
The surname Chartrand was first found in Brittany, where this distinguished family held a family seat since ancient times.
This important family were deeply involved in the events of the times, including the French Revolution and the resultant political and social changes. Outstanding at this time, Jean Hyacinthe Sébastien Chartran was a member of the military who was among those who carried out the last campaigns of the Revolution and of the Empire. As a result, he rose quickly in the military ranks and on 12th September 1813, he was promoted to General of the Brigade. Later, he was granted the title of Officer of the Legion of Honour.
On 3rd February 1711, Joseph Chartrand, son of Thomas and Jeanne (née Matou), arrived in Rivière des Prairies, Quebec from France. He married Marie Chapelain, daughter of Bernard and Eleonore (née Mouillard). 
Early History of the Chartrand family
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Chartrand Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Chatrand, Chatrant, Chatrent, Chatrend, Chatranc, Chattrand, Chattrant, Chattrent, Chattrend, Chattranc, Chartrand, Chartrend, Chartrant, Chartranc, Chartran, Chartrent, Charttrand, Charttrend, Charttrant, Charttranc, Charttran, Charttrent, Chartran, Chatran and many more.
Early Notables of the Chartrand family (pre 1700)
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Chartrand World Ranking
In the United States, the name Chartrand is the 13,561st most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name.  However, in Canada, the name Chartrand is ranked the 305th most popular surname with an estimated 14,372 people with that name.  And in Quebec, Canada, the name Chartrand is the 220th popular surname. 
| Chartrand migration to the United States ||+|
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Chartrand Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Georges Chartrand, aged 37, who settled in America, in 1894
Chartrand Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Veronique Chartrand, aged 29, who landed in America from Paris, in 1902
- Thomas Chartrand, aged 23, who immigrated to the United States, in 1919
- Jean Chartrand, aged 0, who landed in America, in 1920
- Louise Chartrand, aged 30, who immigrated to the United States, in 1920
| Chartrand migration to Canada ||+|
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Chartrand Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
- Amedie Chartrand, aged 60, who immigrated to Montreal, Quebec, in 1911
- Aula Chartrand, aged 23, who settled in Montreal, Quebec, in 1911
- Philomen Chartrand, aged 59, who immigrated to Montreal, Quebec, in 1911
- Edmond Chartrand, aged 51, who immigrated to Montreal, Canada, in 1921
|Contemporary Notables of the name Chartrand (post 1700) ||+|
- Mark Ray Chartrand III, American astronomer, New York
- Joseph Chartrand (1870-1933), American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church
- Gary Theodore Chartrand, American professor emeritus of mathematics at Western Michigan University
- Joseph D. Chartrand (1906-1952), American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1944; Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Muskegon County 2nd District, 1945-46 
- Jean Hyacinthe Sébastien Chartrand, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 
- Miranda Chartrand (b. 1990), Canadian singer from Guelph, Ontario, one half of the duo Miranda Chartrand and Adam Nichols
- Brad Chartrand (b. 1974), Canadian former NHL ice hockey right winger
- Aurèle Chartrand (b. 1903), Canadian barrister and political figure
- Gilbert Chartrand (b. 1954), Progressive Conservative member of the Canadian House of Commons
- Michel Chartrand (1916-2010), Canadian union leader, activist, and politician
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|Historic Events for the Chartrand family ||+|
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Dieu et mon courage
Motto Translation: God is my courage.
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- Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 12) Jean Chartrand. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
- Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance