Chauvet History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Chauvet family

The surname Chauvet 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 Chauvet family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chauvet research. More information is included under the topic Early Chauvet History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Chauvet 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 Chauvet family (pre 1700)

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 Chauveau (1613-1676), a French painter and engraver; Henri-Philippe abbey of Chauvelin was councillor at the Parliament, abbey of Montieramay, and held an important role at the cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris in 1714; Francois-Pierre-Alexandre Chauvel was a Baron and general in Honfleur in 1766; Bernard-Francois marquis of Chauvelin was a politician in Paris in 1766; Louis-Joseph Chauveau was colonel in Cretteville...
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Chauvet Ranking

In France, the name Chauvet is the 257th most popular surname with an estimated 14,477 people with that name. [2]


Canada Chauvet migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Chauvet Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Mr. Jean Chauvet, (b. 1634), aged 22, French labourer travelling to Canada to work for Jacques Pepin arriving on 30th March 1656 [3]
Chauvet Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Andre Chauvet was married in Montreal in 1707

Contemporary Notables of the name Chauvet (post 1700) +

  • Claude Chauvet, publicist in Saint-Cloud
  • Christine Chauvet, director of societies in Paris


  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. ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
  3. ^ Debien, Gabriel. Liste Des Engagés Pour Le Canada Au XVIIe Siècle. Vol. 6, Laval University, 1952. (Retreived 24th May 2018). Retrieved from https://lebloguedeguyperron.wordpress.com/2016/06/30/130-liste-des-contrats-dengagement-pour-la-nouvelle-france-releves-a-la-rochelle-entre-1634-et-1679/


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