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Noble surnames, such as Chastenet, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Chastenet, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Bourgoigne. In France, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate.The Chastenet family originally derived their surname from the name of the town of Chatenay, in the province of Bourgoigne.

Chastenet Early Origins



The surname Chastenet was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France where the family has been traced back to ancient times.

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Chastenet Spelling Variations


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Chastenet Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Chatenay, Chatenais, Chatenaie, Chateney, Chatnay, Chatnais, Chatnaie, Chatney, Chatenaies, Chatnaies, Chattenay, Chattenais, Chattenaie, Chatteney, Chatonay, du Chatenay, de Chatenay, du Chatenay, Chastenay, Chastenet and many more.

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Chastenet Early History


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Chastenet Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chastenet research. Another 333 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1286, 1431, and 1580 are included under the topic Early Chastenet History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chastenet Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chastenet Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Chastenet 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: P.H. Chatena, aged 22; settled in New York City in 1820.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Chastenet (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Chastenet (post 1700)



  • Armand Marie Jacques de Chastenet, Marquis de Puységur, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 12) Armand Chastenet. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html

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