Ducharme History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Noble surnames, such as Ducharme, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Ducharme, 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 Ducharme family originally derived its surname from the place-name Le Charme, a parish in Orléans.

Early Origins of the Ducharme family

The surname Ducharme was first found in Orléanais, where the family was established in Le Charme, a parish in the department of Loiret, in the district of Montarges.

The members of the family also formed different branches and settled in other regions, especially in Limousin, in Picardy, and in Normandy. Several members of the family distinguished themselves, such as Jean-Antoine de Charnes, the dean of Villeneuve-les-Avignon, in the 17th century. This author of "Conversation sur la princesse de Clèves" (1679) and "Vie du Tasse" (1690), among other works, died at the beginning of the 18th century.

Fiacre Ducharme, born in 1623, son of Toussaint and Jacqueline (née DeRoy), travelled from France to Canada around 1653. He held the title of Companion Land Clearer when he arrived in the New World and he was also involved in the battles against the Iroquois. He married Marie Pacrau, daughter of Jacques and Debora (née Bollet), at Ville-Marie on 13th January 1659. They had seven children together and remained at Ville-Marie until Fiacre's death on 17th March 1677. [1]

Early History of the Ducharme family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ducharme research. More information is included under the topic Early Ducharme History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ducharme Spelling Variations

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.

Early Notables of the Ducharme family (pre 1700)

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United States Ducharme migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ducharme Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Fiacre Ducharme (1623-1677), who was the son of Toussaint Ducharme and of Jacqueline De Roy, who lived in Paris
Ducharme Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Alice H. Du Charme, aged 60, who immigrated to the United States, in 1910
  • Julie Du Charme, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1910
  • Raymond du Charme, aged 21, who settled in America, in 1913

Canada Ducharme migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ducharme Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Fiacre Ducharme, who arrived in Montreal in 1653
  • Pierre Ducharme, who arrived in Montreal in 1661
  • Catherine Ducharme, who settled in Quebec in 1671
Ducharme Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Jean Ducharme, who married Marie-Jeanne Trotier in Lachine, Quebec in 1723

Contemporary Notables of the name Ducharme (post 1700) +

  • Réjean Ducharme (1941-2017), Canadian novelist and playwright from Montreal, winner of the 1966 Governor General's Award for Poetry or Drama
  • Yves Ducharme (b. 1958), French-Canadian politician from Quebec
  • Romulus Ducharme (1886-1976), French-Canadian politician from Quebec
  • Raymond Ducharme Morand (1887-1952), Canadian politician from Ontario
  • Moira Leiper Ducharme, Canadian politician, first female mayor of Halifax, Nova Scotia (1991 to 1994)
  • Jean-Marie Ducharme (1723-1807), French-Canadian fur trader and politician
  • Gerry Ducharme (b. 1939), Canadian politician from Manitoba
  • Dominique Ducharme (1765-1853), French-Canadian fur trader and militia officer
  • Denis Archie Ducharme (b. 1955), Canadian politician from Alberta
  • Annette Ducharme, Canadian musician and songwriter


  1. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print


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