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The Cheft surname is derived from the same roots as the French word "château," meaning castle.

Cheft Early Origins



The surname Cheft was first found in Artois, a former province of northern France where this illustrious family held a family seat with lands and manor for many centuries.

Chastel, Haute-Loire, is in the Haute-Loire department; Chastel, Haute-Loire, is in the Haute-Loire department; Chastel-Arnaud, is in the Drôme department; Chastel-Nouvel, is in the Lozère department; and Chastel-sur-Murat, is in the Cantal department.

Guigo I also known as Guigues du Chastel, Guigo de Castro and Guigo of Saint-Romain, (1083-1136), was a Carthusian monk and the 5th prior of Grande Chartreuse monastery in the 12th century.

Tanneguy III du Chastel (or Tanguy du Châtel) (1369-1449) was a French military leader of the Hundred Years' War. he was so well regarded the King Louis XI had him buried at the Basilique Notre-Dame de Cléry-Saint-André (Loiret), where Louis XI himself was later buried in 1483.


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Cheft Spelling Variations


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Cheft Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Castel, Castet, Castets, Castex, Castelli, Ducastel, Delcastel and many more.

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Cheft Early History


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Cheft Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cheft research. Another 165 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1274, 1618, 1712, 1644, 1681, 1616, 1694, 1635 and 1683 are included under the topic Early Cheft History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cheft Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cheft Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cheft 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: Pierre Castel, who arrived in Louisiana in 1720; another Pierre Castel, on record in New Orleans in 1837; Augustin Castel, who arrived in New Orleans in 1837.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    6. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    9. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The Cheft Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cheft Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 28 August 2017 at 09:13.

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