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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.

Chattenais Early Origins



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.

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Chattenais Spelling Variations


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Chattenais 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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Chattenais Early History


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Chattenais Early History



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

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Chattenais Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chattenais Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Chattenais 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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