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The Medieval culture once found in the northwestern region of France known as Brittany is the soil from which the many generations of the Châtelaine family have grown. The name Châtelaine was given to a member of the family who was a governor or steward of a castle having derived from the Old French word "castelain," which referred to some of that profession.

Châtelaine Early Origins



The surname Châtelaine was first found in Brittany, where the family has held a family seat since ancient times.

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Châtelaine Spelling Variations


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Châtelaine Spelling Variations



Most surnames have experienced slight spelling changes. A son may not chose to spell his name the same way that his father did. Many were errors, many deliberate. During the early development of the French language, a person usually gave his version, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Prefixes or suffixes varied. They were optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, there a many spelling variations of the name Châtelaine, including Chatelain, Chatelaine, Chatellain, Chatellaine, Chattelain, Chattelaine, Chattellain, Chattellaine, Chatelains, Chatelaines, de Chatelain, du Chatelain, Châtelain, Châtelaine, Châtellain, Châtellaine, Châtelains, Châtelaines, Chastelain, Castelain and many more.

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Châtelaine Early History


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Châtelaine Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Châtelaine research. Another 211 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1403, 1475, 1500, 1829, and 1848 are included under the topic Early Châtelaine History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Châtelaine Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Châtelaine Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Châtelaine Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Châtelaine Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Francois Chatelaine, who settled in Quebec in 1722 from Ile-de-France
  • Antoine Chatelaine, who settled in Quebec in 1750 from Champagne

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    2. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Châtelaine Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Châtelaine 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.

    This page was last modified on 17 May 2013 at 11:12.

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