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The noble surname Chassay originated in the region of Maine, in France. Chassay is a topographic surname, which is a type of hereditary surname. Topographic names were given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between individuals and their homelands, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, people who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original villages, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came.

Chassay Early Origins



The surname Chassay was first found in Maine, where the family took its name in early times from Chassé, a village in the department of Sarthe, in the district of Mamers.

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Chassay Spelling Variations


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Chassay Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Chassé, Chassay, Chassaye, Chassey, Chasset, Chassériau, Chassériot, Chassérieau, Chasériaud, Chassériaut, Chassériaux, Chaisson and many more.

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Chassay Early History


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Chassay Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chassay research. Another 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1698, 1786, 1816, 1819, 1856, and 1880 are included under the topic Early Chassay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chassay Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chassay Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Chassay Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jean Chassé, who married Marie-Joseph Migneau in Kamouraska in 1735; Jean-Baptiste Chassé, who married Anne Pinet in Kamouraska in 1785; and Joseph Chassé, who married Judith Quéret in Kamouraska in 1789..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Chassay (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Chassay (post 1700)



  • Clancy Chassay (b. 1980), English freelance journalist and filmmaker

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    5. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    8. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
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    The Chassay Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chassay 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.

    This page was last modified on 16 December 2013 at 17:01.

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