During the Middle Ages, the surname of Chenier was used in France. While the
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,
surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. Many people, such as the Chenier family, adopted the name of their
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.
The surname Chenier was first found in Ile-de-France in the seigneurie of where they have held a
since ancient times.
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.
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.