Chateau History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The Chateau surname is derived from the same roots as the French word "château", which means "castle".

Early Origins of the Chateau family

The surname Chateau was first found in Artois, a former province of northern France where this illustrious family held a family seat with lands and manor for many centuries.

Chastel, Haute-Loire, is in the Haute-Loire department; Chastel, Haute-Loire, is in the Haute-Loire department; Chastel-Arnaud, is in the Drôme department; Chastel-Nouvel, is in the Lozère department; and Chastel-sur-Murat, is in the Cantal department.

Guigo I also known as Guigues du Chastel, Guigo de Castro and Guigo of Saint-Romain, (1083-1136), was a Carthusian monk and the 5th prior of Grande Chartreuse monastery in the 12th century.

Tanneguy III du Chastel (or Tanguy du Châtel) (1369-1449) was a French military leader of the Hundred Years' War. he was so well regarded the King Louis XI had him buried at the Basilique Notre-Dame de Cléry-Saint-André (Loiret), where Louis XI himself was later buried in 1483.

Important Dates for the Chateau family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chateau research. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1274, 1618, 1712, 1644, 1681, 1616, 1694, 1635, 1683, 1684, 1749, 1684, 1703 and 1716 are included under the topic Early Chateau History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Chateau Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Castel, Castet, Castets, Castex, Castelli, Ducastel, Delcastel and many more.

Early Notables of the Chateau family (pre 1700)

Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Chateau Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Chateau migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Chateau Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jan Nichol Chateau, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1739 [1]
  • Jean Nich Chateau, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1739 [1]
Chateau Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Chateau, who arrived in New York in 1803 [1]

Chateau migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Chateau Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Mr. Barthelémy Chateau, French settler travelling to Canada for work arriving on 18th June 1646 [2]

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Debien, Gabriel. Liste Des Engagés Pour Le Canada Au XVIIe Siècle. Vol. 6, Laval University, 1952. (Retreived 24th May 2018). Retrieved from https://lebloguedeguyperron.wordpress.com/2016/06/30/130-liste-des-contrats-dengagement-pour-la-nouvelle-france-releves-a-la-rochelle-entre-1634-et-1679/
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