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During the Middle Ages, the surname of Chenier was used in France. While the patronymic and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, are the most common form of a hereditary surname in France, occupational surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. Many people, such as the Chenier family, adopted the name of their occupation as their surname. However, an occupational name did not become a hereditary surname until the office or type of employment became hereditary. The surname Chenier derives from the Old French word "grenier" and was an occupational name for a worker at a mill or granary.

Chenier Early Origins



The surname Chenier was first found in Ile-de-France in the seigneurie of where they have held a family seat since ancient times.

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Chenier Spelling Variations


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Chenier Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Grenier, Grenie, Grenyer, Grenye, Greniait, Greniai, Greniaie, Greniay, Greniez, Grenyait, Grenyai, Grenyaie, Grenyay, Grenyez, Chenier, Chenie, Chenyer, Chenye, Cheniait, Cheniai, Cheniaie, Cheniay, Cheniez, Chenyait, Chenyai, Chenyaie, Chenyay, Chenyez, Grennier, Grennie, Grennyer, Grennye, Grenniait, Grenniai, Grenniaie, Grenniay, Grenniez, Grennyait, Grennyai, Grennyaie, Grennyay, Grennyez, Chennier, Chennie, Chennyer, Chennyer, Chenniait, Chenniai, Chenniaie, Cheniay, Chenniez, Chennyait, Chennyai, chennyaie, Chennyay and many more.

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Chenier Early History


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Chenier Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chenier research. Another 483 words (34 lines of text) covering the years 1252, 1450, 1564, 1585, 1619, 1664, 1700, 1711, 1740, 1811, and 1882 are included under the topic Early Chenier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chenier Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chenier Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Chenier 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 were:

Chenier Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ignace Chenier, aged 42, who landed in Missouri in 1812 [1]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)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Chenier (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Chenier (post 1700)



  • George Chenier (1907-1970), North American Snooker Champion from 1948 to 1970
  • C. J. Chenier (b. 1957), born Clayton Joseph Thompson, American singer and accordion performer, son of the legendary Clifton Chenier
  • Philip Chenier (b. 1950), American former professional NBA basketball player and current television sports broadcaster
  • Clifton Chenier (1925-1987), American Creole French-speaking Grammy Award winning blues player from Opelousas, Louisiana, National Heritage Fellow in 1984 and inducted posthumously into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1989
  • André Marie Chénier (1762-1794), French poet who was executed by the guillotine during the French Revolution
  • Felix Chenier (1843-1910), Canadian lawyer and politician who represented Baie St. Paul in the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba from 1875 to 1878
  • Jean-Olivier Chénier (1806-1837), Canadian physician in Lower Canada, Commander of the Patriote forces in the Battle of Saint-Eustache during the Lower Canada Rebellion
  • Jacques Raymond "Ray" Chénier (b. 1935), Canadian politician, Member of Parliament for Timmins-Chapleau (1979-1984)

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Citations


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  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)

Other References

  1. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
  2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  3. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
  4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  7. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Chenier Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chenier 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 8 October 2016 at 18:42.

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