The prestigious surname Chataignier originated in the beautiful and majestic region of Poitou in France. France was notorious for its eccentric kings, but it was revered for its contributions to European art and culture. The surname Chataignier originally came from the region of Poitou. It is a topographical name, which is a type of hereditary surname. Topographical surnames were taken from physical features or landmarks that the family lived near.
since early times.
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of this family name include: Chastain, Chastin, Chastaing, Chastaignier, Chastainier, Chastagnier, Chastang, Chastand, Chastant, Chastan, Châtain, Châtin, Châtaing, Châtaignier, Châteignier, Châtainier, Châtand, Châtan, Chataignon and many more.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Pierre Chastain, who arrived in Virginia in 1700; with his wife and his five children; Estienne Chastain, who settled in Louisiana in 1704; M. Chastant, who was in possession of property in New Orleans in 1731.