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Noble surnames, such as De charme, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name De charme, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Orleans. In France, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate.The De charme family originally derived its surname from the place-name Le Charme, a parish in Orleans.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Ducharme, Decharme, Ducharne, Ducarme, Ducarne, Charme, Charmes, Charne, Charnes, Carme, Charmet, Charmay, Charmey, Charmoy, Carmoy, Carnoy, Charmil, Charmeil, Charmot, Charman, Charmon, Charmillon, Charmy and many more.

First found in Orléanais, where the family was established in Le Charme, a parish in the department of Loiret, in the district of Montarges.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our De charme research. Another 139 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1679 and 1690 are included under the topic Early De charme History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early De charme Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Pierre Ducharme, who arrived in Montreal in 1661; Benjamin Charme, who came to Virginia sometime between 1663 and 1679; Catherine Ducharme, who came to Quebec in 1671.

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  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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  7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  9. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
  10. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
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The De charme Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The De charme 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.

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