Chatel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Chatel family

The surname Chatel 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.

Early History of the Chatel family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chatel 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 Chatel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Chatel Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Chatel family (pre 1700)

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


United States Chatel migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Chatel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Francisco Chatel, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1816 [1]

Canada Chatel migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Chatel Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Henry Chatel, son of Christophe and Thoinette, who married Marie-Geneviève Larue, daughter of Jean and Jacques, in Quebec on 8th January 1684 [2]
  • Michel Chatel, son of Jean and Geneviève, who married Françoise-Marguerite Lambert, daughter of Aubin and Élisabeth, in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Quebec on 23rd October 1685 [2]
Chatel Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • François Chatel, son of Henri and Marie-Geneviève, who married Angélique Belleau, daughter of Blaise and Hélène, in Sainte-Foy, Quebec on 22nd November 1718 [2]
  • Pierre Chatel, son of Henri and Marie-Geneviève, who married Marie-Gertrude Robin, daughter of Pierre and Marie-Geneviève, in Sainte-Foy, Quebec on 20th January 1721 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Chatel (post 1700) +

  • Joseph P. Chatel, American Democrat politician, Member of New Hampshire State Senate 18th District, 1899-1900; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Hampshire, 1904 [3]


  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. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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