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Garpantie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Garpantie family was an integral part of the history ancient France since it was derived from the northern, coastal region of Normandy. Garpantie was a name given to a wood worker or carpenter which is derived from the Old French word "carpentier," meaning someone who works with wood.

Early Origins of the Garpantie family


The surname Garpantie was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where this ancient family has held a family seat from very early times.

Early History of the Garpantie family


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Garpantie Spelling Variations


French surnames were subject to numerous alterations in spelling because of the various cultural groups that inhabited specific regions. Eventually, each region possessed its own local dialect of the French language. The early development of the French language, however, was also influenced by other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Garpantie is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Carpentier, Charpentier, Charpantier, Charpantier, de Charpentier, Charpentier, Carpentie, Carpentié, Carpentiais, Carpentiet, Carpantier, Carpantie, Carpantié, Garpentier, Garpentie, Garpentié, Garpentiais, Garpentiet, Garpantier, Garpantie, Garpantié, Carppentier, de Carpentier and many more.

Early Notables of the Garpantie family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the family in this period was Henry François Marie Charpentier, General of Division, Knight of Saint-Louis and Grand Officer of the Legion of Honour; Pieter de Carpentier (1586-1659), a Flemish...
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Migration of the Garpantie family to the New World and Oceana


Approximately 110 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. France gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. Migration to New France (Quebec) continued from France until it fell in 1759. In the year 1675 the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Garpantie has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Garpantie were Pierre Carpentier, aged 12; settled in Louisiana in 1719; Marie Charpentier settled in Louisiana in 1719; Isadore Charpentier settled in Philadelphia in 1880.

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