local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Bourgoigne. 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 Dechatenay family originally derived their surname from the name of the town of Chatenay, in the province of Bourgoigne.
Early Origins of the Dechatenay family
Early History of the Dechatenay family
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Dechatenay Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Chatenay, Chatenais, Chatenaie, Chateney, Chatnay, Chatnais, Chatnaie, Chatney, Chatenaies, Chatnaies, Chattenay, Chattenais, Chattenaie, Chatteney, Chatonay, du Chatenay, de Chatenay, du Chatenay, Chastenay, Chastenet and many more.
Early Notables of the Dechatenay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dechatenay family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: P.H. Chatena, aged 22; settled in New York City in 1820.
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