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Early Origins of the Chauvenet family

The surname Chauvenet was first found in Britanny (French: Bretagne). Cited in early times are Renaud Chauveau, who was named bishop of Châlons in 1351, and Audouin Chauveron, who held an important position in Paris in 1381.

The Chauvel family in Normandy maintained nobility in 1666 and the Chauvels of Martinière in Blésois (English: Blois) and Maine gave a treasurer from France to Bourges in 1642. The Nouëttes branch of the family gave Jérôme, a prosecutor of the bourgeois of Rennes who was ennobled in 1606, and two councilors to the Parliament of Brittany in 1672. [1]

Early History of the Chauvenet family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chauvenet research. The years 1550, 1560, 1580, 1603, 1613, 1640, 1676, 1714, 1725, 1766, 1778, 1831, 1832, 1838, 1850, 1880, 1893 and 1939 are included under the topic Early Chauvenet History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Chauvenet Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Chauve, Chauveau, Chauvet, Choveau, Chovel, Chauvelin, Chauvelet, Chauvelon, Chauvelot, Chauvin, Chauvineau, Chovin, Chouvin, Chauvet, Chauvette, Chovet, Chouvet, Chauvard, Chauvaux, Chauvat, Chauvois, Chauvard, Chauvenet, Chauvillion, Chauvier, Chauveron, Chauvron and many more.

Early Notables of the Chauvenet family

Notable amongst this name at this time was

  • Urbain Chauveton, an evangelist in 1560; Antoine Chauveau was caretaker of the Abbey of S. Gervais, Paris in 1580; Francois Chauveau was a painter, drawer, and engraver in Paris in 1613; François Chau...

Migration of the Chauvenet family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: 250 individuals of the lineage who arrived in Canada from France between 1600 and 1900. Among them were Charles Chauvin, who married in Montreal in 1663.


Contemporary Notables of the name Chauvenet (post 1700) +

  • Edward Chauvenet Holden (b. 1877), American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Pará, 1912-27 [2]


  1. Hozier, Charles D, and Antoine Bachelin-Delforenne. État présent De La Noblesse française (1883-1887): Contenant Le Distionnaire De La Noblesse Contemporaine Et Larmorial général De France, Dapres Les Manuscrits De Ch. D Hozier. Librairie Des Bibliophiles, 1884. Print.
  2. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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