The ancestral home of the Cholette family is in Anjou
, France. Cholette was derived from the baptismal name Charles, which stems from the Old French name, Charlys.
Early Origins of the Cholette family
The surname Cholette was first found in Anjou
, a former county, duchy and province centred on the city of Angers in the lower Loire Valley of western France where the family was established in a seigniory, which became a marquisate in 1677, in favor of de Colbert.
Early History of the Cholette family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cholette research.Another 273 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1212, 1222, 1292, 1633, 1639, 1706, 1722, 1731, 1739, 1744, 1747, 1762, 1775, 1779, 1786, 1792, 1794, 1798, 1809, 1810, 1822, 1826, 1868, and 1892 are included under the topic Early Cholette History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cholette Spelling Variations
History has changed the spelling of most surnames. During the early development of the French language in the Middle Ages, a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there spelling variations
of the name Cholette, some of which include Cholet, de Cholet, Cholette, Chollet, de Chollet and many more.
Early Notables of the Cholette family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the name was Gervais Chollet, a calligrapher, who was born in 1639 in Azé, and who died in 1706; Godefroi-Ernest de Chollet (1722-1792), a lieutenant-general; François Armand Cholet (1747-1826), and his son, Jules, born... Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cholette Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Cholette family to the New World and Oceana
In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Cholette has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Cholette were Sébastien Cholet, born in 1679; the son of Sébastien and of Périne Hilaire of Aubigny, Anjou
, who married Anne Hard in Montreal in 1705.
Contemporary Notables of the name Cholette (post 1700)
- Ronald H Cholette, business executive