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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, landed in Missouri in 1812

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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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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    4. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    7. 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).
    8. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    9. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    10. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
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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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