Noble surnames, such as Chavannes, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Chavannes, which is a local
surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Picardy. 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.
Early Origins of the Chavannes family
The surname Chavannes was first found in Picardy (French: Picardie) in northern France, where the family held a family seat
since ancient times.
Early History of the Chavannes family
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Chavannes Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Chavot, Chavo, Chavaux, Chaveau, Chaveaux, Cheval, Chevau, Chevaux, Cheveau, Cheveaux, Queval, Quéval, Chaval, Chevet, Chevé, Chevée, Chever, Schavot, Schavo, Schaval and many more.
Early Notables of the Chavannes family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chavannes family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Chavannes Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Mr. De Chavannes, who arrived in Louisiana in 1719 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Contemporary Notables of the name Chavannes (post 1700)
- Edward L. Chavannes (1907-1990), American politician, Mayor of Knoxville, Tennessee, 1946-47 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html