Chassé History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The noble surname Chassé originated in the region of Maine, in France. Chassé is a topographic surname, which is a type of hereditary surname. Topographic names were given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between individuals and their homelands, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, people who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original villages, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came.

Early Origins of the Chassé family

The surname Chassé was first found in Maine, where the family took its name in early times from Chassé, a village in the department of Sarthe, in the district of Mamers.

Early History of the Chassé family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chassé research. Another 86 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1698, 1786, 1816, 1819, 1856, and 1880 are included under the topic Early Chassé History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Chassé Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Chassé, Chassay, Chassaye, Chassey, Chasset, Chassériau, Chassériot, Chassérieau, Chasériaud, Chassériaut, Chassériaux, Chaisson and many more.

Early Notables of the Chassé family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Chassé Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Chassé migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Chassé Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Eugenio Chasse, aged 42, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1846 [1]

Canada Chassé migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Chassé Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Jean Chassé, who married Marie-Joseph Migneau in Kamouraska, Quebec in 1735
  • Jean Chasse, son of Sébastien and Élisabeth, who married Marie-Louise-Angélique Asselin, daughter of Louis and Marie-Angélique, in Kamouraska, Quebec on 1st August 1757 [2]
  • Jean-Baptiste Chasse, son of Jean and Marie-Josephte, who married Élisabeth Levasseur, daughter of Pierre and Geneviève, in Kamouraska, Quebec on 24th January 1763 [2]
  • Jean-Baptiste Chassé, who married Anne Pinet in Kamouraska, Quebec in 1785
  • Clément Chasse, son of Jean and Marie-Louise-Angélique, who married Marie-Anne Pelletier, daughter of Charles and Marie-Anne, in Kamouraska, Quebec on 23rd September 1787 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Chassé (post 1700) +

  • Steven Chasse, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 2008 [3]
  • David Henri Chassé, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [4]
  • David Hendrik Chassé (1765-1849), Dutch soldier


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 12) David Chassť. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html


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