Chollet History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The ancestral home of the Chollet family is in Anjou, France. Chollet was derived from the baptismal name Charles, which stems from the Old French name, Charlys.
Early Origins of the Chollet family
The surname Chollet 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 Chollet family
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Chollet Spelling Variations
Changes of spelling have occurred in most surnames. The earliest explanation is that during the early development of the French language, names were not yet fixed in spelling. Usually a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. This depended on accent, and local accents frequently changed the spelling of a name. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there are some spelling variations of the name Chollet, including Cholet, de Cholet, Cholette, Chollet, de Chollet and many more.
Early Notables of the Chollet 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...
In France, the name Chollet is the 667th most popular surname with an estimated 7,115 people with that name. 
By 1643 there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Since immigration was slow, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Chollet has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Chollet were
Chollet Settlers in United States in the 18th Century