Chiasson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The noble surname Chiasson originated in the region of Maine, in France. Chiasson is a topographic surname, which is a type of hereditary surname. Topographic names were given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between individuals and their homelands, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, people who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original villages, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came.

Early Origins of the Chiasson family

The surname Chiasson was first found in Maine, where the family took its name in early times from Chassé, a village in the department of Sarthe, in the district of Mamers.

Important Dates for the Chiasson family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chiasson research. Another 86 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1698, 1786, 1816, 1819, 1856, and 1880 are included under the topic Early Chiasson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Chiasson Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Chassé, Chassay, Chassaye, Chassey, Chasset, Chassériau, Chassériot, Chassérieau, Chasériaud, Chassériaut, Chassériaux, Chaisson and many more.

Early Notables of the Chiasson family (pre 1700)

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Chiasson migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Chiasson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Abrance Chiasson, who landed in South Carolina in 1755 [1]
  • Jean Chiasson, who landed in South Carolina in 1755 [1]
  • Jean Marie Chiasson, who landed in South Carolina in 1763 [1]
  • Paul Chiasson, aged 18, who landed in South Carolina in 1763 [1]
  • Anne Chiasson, who arrived in South Carolina in 1763 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Chiasson migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Chiasson Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Guyon Chiasson, son of Pierre and Marie, married Madeleine Martin, daughter of Pierre and Joachim, in Quebec on 7th October 1683 [2]
Chiasson Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Michel Chiasson, son of Jacques and Jeanne, married Marguerite Mourier, daughter of Jean and Marie, in Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Quebec on 30th June 1706 [2]
  • Louis Chiasson, son of Michel and Marguerite, married Geneviève Quemeneur, daughter of François and Marie-Madeleine, in Saint-François-de-la-Rivière-du-Sud, Quebec on 25th October 1745 [2]
  • Joseph Chiasson, son of Michel and Marguerite, married Geneviève Gendreau, daughter of Jacques and Élisabeth, in Saint-Thomas, Quebec on 22nd January 1748 [2]
  • Widow Chiasson, aged 27, who arrived in St Pierre and Miquelon in 1767
  • Isabelle Chiasson, aged 29, who arrived in St Pierre and Miquelon in 1767
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Chiasson (post 1700)

  • Gilles Chiasson (b. 1966), American producer, director, composer, writer and actor
  • Scott Christopher Chiasson (b. 1977), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Dan Chiasson, American poet, critic and professor
  • Paul Chiasson, Canadian architect and author
  • Alex Chiasson (b. 1990), Canadian ice hockey forward
  • Warren Chiasson (b. 1934), Canadian jazz vibraphonist
  • Herménégilde Chiasson ONB (b. 1946), Canadian, Acadian poet and playwright
  • Steven Joseph Chiasson (1967-1999), Canadian ice hockey defenceman with the NHL

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Citations

  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)
  2. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
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