Noble surnames, such as Chattenais, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Chattenais, 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 Chattenais family originally derived their surname from the name of the town of Chatenay, in the province of Bourgoigne.
Early Origins of the Chattenais family
The surname Chattenais 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.
Early History of the Chattenais family
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Chattenais 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.
Early Notables of the Chattenais family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chattenais family to the New World and Oceana
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.