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The Medieval culture once found in the northwestern region of France known as Brittany is the soil from which the many generations of the Chatellier family have grown. The name Chatellier was given to a member of the family who was a governor or steward of a castle having derived from the Old French word "castelain," which referred to some of that profession.

Chatellier Early Origins



The surname Chatellier was first found in Brittany, where the family has held a family seat since ancient times.

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Chatellier Spelling Variations


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Chatellier Spelling Variations



There were a great number of spelling variations in French surnames. One reason for this was the wide variety of cultural influences present in France during the early development of the French language. The many spelling variations of the name include Chatelain, Chatelaine, Chatellain, Chatellaine, Chattelain, Chattelaine, Chattellain, Chattellaine, Chatelains, Chatelaines, de Chatelain, du Chatelain, Châtelain, Châtelaine, Châtellain, Châtellaine, Châtelains, Châtelaines, Chastelain, Castelain and many more.

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Chatellier Early History


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Chatellier Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chatellier research. Another 211 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1403, 1475, 1500, 1829, and 1848 are included under the topic Early Chatellier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chatellier Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chatellier Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Chatellier 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



In the 1700s, land incentives were finally given out by France to 2,000 migrants. Early marriage was encouraged in New France, and youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries, leaving French names scattered across the continent. The search for the Northwest passage continued. Migration from France to New France or Quebec, as it was now more popularly called, continued until 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, Acadia were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Chatellier were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Chatellier were P.H. Chatelain settled in New Orleans in 1822; Antoine Chatelaine settled in Quebec in 1750 from Champagne; Francois Chatelaine settled in Quebec in 1722 from Ile-de-France..

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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    The Chatellier Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chatellier 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 17 May 2013 at 11:12.

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