Chavannes History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Important Dates for the Chavannes family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chavannes research. Another 126 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1789, 1804, and 1864 are included under the topic Early Chavannes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Chavannes Spelling Variations

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)

More information is included under the topic Early Chavannes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Chavannes migration to the United States

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 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Chavannes (post 1700)

  • Edward L. Chavannes (1907-1990), American politician, Mayor of Knoxville, Tennessee, 1946-47 [2]

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Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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