The Duchateau surname is derived from the same roots as the French word "château", which means "castle".
Early Origins of the Duchateau family
The surname Duchateau was first found in Artois, a former province of northern France where this illustrious family held a family seat
with lands and manor for many centuries.
Chastel, Haute-Loire, is in the Haute-Loire department; Chastel, Haute-Loire, is in the Haute-Loire department; Chastel-Arnaud, is in the Drôme department; Chastel-Nouvel, is in the Lozère department; and Chastel-sur-Murat, is in the Cantal department.
Guigo I also known as Guigues du Chastel, Guigo de Castro and Guigo of Saint-Romain, (1083-1136), was a Carthusian monk and the 5th prior of Grande Chartreuse monastery in the 12th century.
Tanneguy III du Chastel (or Tanguy du Châtel) (1369-1449) was a French military leader of the Hundred Years' War. he was so well regarded the King Louis XI had him buried at the Basilique Notre-Dame de Cléry-Saint-André (Loiret), where Louis XI himself was later buried in 1483.
Early History of the Duchateau family
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Duchateau Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Castel, Castet, Castets, Castex, Castelli, Ducastel, Delcastel and many more.
Early Notables of the Duchateau family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Duchateau family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Duchateau Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Lena DuChateau, aged 10, who emigrated to America, in 1904
- Henry Duchateau, aged 29, who emigrated to the United States from Wignehies, France, in 1908
- Albert Duchateau, aged 2, who settled in America from Fournies, France, in 1908
- Emile Duchateau, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States from Wignehies, France, in 1908
- Marie Duchateau, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States from Fournies, France, in 1908
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Contemporary Notables of the name Duchateau (post 1700)
- Eugene “Gene” DuChateau (b. 1954), retired American soccer goalkeeper
- André-Paul Duchâteau (b. 1925), Belgian comics writer and mystery novelist