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Normandy is the region of ancient France from which the name Chrétien was derived. It comes from when the family lived in Normandy, in the seigneury of Crestienville.

Chrétien Early Origins



The surname Chrétien was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where the family was established in the seigneury of Crestienville, erected in 1694 for Le Neuf.

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Chrétien Spelling Variations


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Chrétien 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 Chrétien, including Cretien, Chrétien, Chretien, Crestien and others.

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Chrétien Early History


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Chrétien Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chrétien research. Another 204 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1081, 1135, 1183, 1317, 1330, 1382, 1414, 1730, 1754, 1756, 1811, 1835, and 1840 are included under the topic Early Chrétien History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chrétien Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chrétien Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Chrétien 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



France finally gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the 1700s. Early marriage was encouraged in New France, and youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries, leaving French names scattered across the continent. The search for the Northwest passage continued. Migration from France to New France or Quebec, as it was now more popularly called, continued until 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebe c. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Chrétien were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Chrétien were

Chrétien Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Vincent Chrétien, who married Anne Leclerc in America in 1668

Chrétien Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jean Francois Chretien, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1736
  • François Chrétien, who married Marie-Charlotte Bonnaie in Trois-Rivières in 1738

Chrétien Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Michel Chrétien, who married Marie Meunier in 1665 in Quebec City
  • Michel Chrétien, who married Marguerite Coeur in Charlesbourg, Quebec in 1692

Chrétien Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Jean Chrétien, who married Madeleine Louineau in Quebec City in 1701
  • Thomas Chrétien, who married Reine Canac in 1710 in Ste-Famille
  • Jacques Chrétien, who married Marie-Joseph Baudon in St-François in 1713
  • Jean Chrétien, who married Marie-Geneviève Prou in St-Thomas in 1758

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Contemporary Notables of the name Chrétien (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Chrétien (post 1700)



  • Pierre Chrétien (1846-1934), French entomologist
  • Jean-Loup Jacques Marie Chretien (b. 1938), French former CNES spationaut who flew two Franco-Soviet space missions and a NASA Space Shuttle mission
  • Guillaume Xavier Chrétien, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Henri Chrétien (1879-1956), French astronomer and inventor
  • Jean-Guy Chrétien (b. 1946), Canadian politician, Member of the Canadian House of Commons from 1993 to 2000
  • Raymond Chrétien OC (b. 1942), Canadian lawyer and diplomat, Ambassador of Canada to the United States (1994-2000), son of Jean Chrétian
  • Michel Chrétien OC OQ (b. 1936), Canadian medical researcher specializing in neuroendocrinology research, son of Jean Chrétian
  • Aline Chrétien (b. 1936), born Aline Chaîné, Canadian wife of Prime Minister Jean Chrétien
  • Joseph Jacques Jean Chrétien (b. 1934), Canadian politician, 20th Prime Minister of Canada (1993-2003), former leader of the Liberal Party of Canada (1990–2003)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. 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).
    3. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    4. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    5. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    6. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
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    The Chrétien Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chrétien 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 27 November 2016 at 09:31.

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