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Noble surnames, such as Chatenay, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Chatenay, 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 Chatenay family originally derived their surname from the name of the town of Chatenay, in the province of Bourgoigne.

Chatenay Early Origins



The surname Chatenay 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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Chatenay Early History


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Chatenay Early History



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

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Chatenay Spelling Variations


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Chatenay 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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Chatenay Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chatenay Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Chatenay 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 were:

Chatenay Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mrs. Chatenay, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Chatenay Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Jean Chatenay dit LaGuigne, who settled in Quebec from Guyenne, during the 1700's

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Contemporary Notables of the name Chatenay (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Chatenay (post 1700)



  • Michèle Chatenay, Dental Surgeon, Paris

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