Chenard History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Chenard family
The surname Chenard was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France where the family has been known from ancient times.
The family goes back to Louis Chenu in 1481. A branch of this family was established in the sixteenth century and goes back to Pierre, a horseman, who was also Lord of Charantonay in the French region of Berry and part of Ravières, Nuits-sous-Ravières, and Villiers-les-Haut in 1533. His son Claude, Lieutenant of fifty soldiers who was made a Knight of the King's Order, was killed at the siege of Poitiers in 1569.
Their descendants have carried the titles of Barons of Nuits-sous-Ravières and Fulvy. Other branches of the family were formed and were mostly represented by members who served in the military. One of the branches was even in charge of a military school in 1766. 
Early History of the Chenard family
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Chenard Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Chenu, Chenue, Chenus, Chenues, Chenou, Chenoue, Chenous, Chenoues, Chenoux, Chenut, Chenout, Chenuts, Chenouts, Chenud, Chenoud, Chenuds, Chenouds, de Chenu, du Chenu, Cheynous, Cheenu, Cheynue, Cheynut, Cheynou, Cheynoux, Chenoux, Chaynu, Cheynew, Chanew, Chanut, Chanuts, Shaynu and many more.
Early Notables of the Chenard family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chenard family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: M. Chenou, aged 44; settled in New Orleans in 1823.
Contemporary Notables of the name Chenard (post 1700) +
- Robert E. Chenard, American Republican politician, Candidate for New Hampshire State Senate 19th District, 1956 
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- ^ 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.
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html