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Chenyay History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

During the Middle Ages, the surname of Chenyay 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 Chenyay 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 Chenyay derives from the Old French word "grenier" and was an occupational name for a worker at a mill or granary.

Early Origins of the Chenyay family

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

Early History of the Chenyay family

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Chenyay 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.

Early Notables of the Chenyay family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Chenyay family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Andrew Grenier who settled in Georgia; Antoine Grenier who settled with his wife in Virginia in 1621; Juan Grenier, aged 48; settled in New Orleans in 1823.

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