Chartre History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Chartre was originally an occupational name borne by someone who worked as a transporter of goods. It is derived from the Anglo-Norman French word "caretier".

Early Origins of the Chartre family

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

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. [1]

The head of the Cartier family in Hainaut received his letters patent of nobility in August 1823 as Baron Cartier. [1]

Early History of the Chartre family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chartre research. Another 67 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1086, 1491, 1557 and 1534 are included under the topic Early Chartre History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Chartre Spelling Variations

History has changed the spelling of most surnames. During the early development of the French language in the Middle Ages, a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there spelling variations of the name Chartre, some of which 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 Chartre family (pre 1700)

Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Chartre Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Chartre family

Approximately 110 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. France gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the next decade. 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. Migration to New France (Quebec) continued from France until it fell in 1759. In the year 1675 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 Chartre 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 Chartre were Robert Cartier, who arrived in Plymouth on the Mayflower, in 1620; Pierre Cartier, who married Catherine Gauthier in 1675; Helene Cartier, who emigrated from La Rochelle to Quebec in 1657.

  1. ^ Hozier, Charles D, and Antoine Bachelin-Delforenne. État présent De La Noblesse française (1883-1887): Contenant Le Distionnaire De La Noblesse Contemporaine Et Larmorial général De France, Dapres Les Manuscrits De Ch. D Hozier. Librairie Des Bibliophiles, 1884. Print. on Facebook
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