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

Chatonay Early Origins



The surname Chatonay 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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Chatonay Early History


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Chatonay Early History



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

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Chatonay Spelling Variations


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Chatonay 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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Chatonay Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chatonay Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Chatonay 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 or some of its variants were: P.H. Chatena, aged 22; settled in New York City in 1820.

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