The Garpentier family was an integral part of the history ancient France since it was derived from the northern, coastal region of Normandy
. Garpentier 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 Garpentier family
The surname Garpentier 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 Garpentier family
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Garpentier Spelling Variations
Throughout the course of history most surnames have undergone changes for many reasons. During the early development of the French language, a son and father may not have chosen to spell their name the same way. Many are simple spelling changes by a person who gave his name, phonetically, to a scribe, priest, or recorder. Many names held prefixes or suffixes which became optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, we have many spelling variations
of this name, Garpentier some of which are 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 Garpentier 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... Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Garpentier Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Garpentier family to the New World and Oceana
In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec, in 1663 there were only 500, 2,000 migrants arrived during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. 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. Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year 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. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many distinguished contributions have been made by members of this family name Garpentier. It has been prominent in the arts, religion, politics and culture in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Garpentier were Pierre Carpentier, aged 12; settled in Louisiana in 1719; Marie Charpentier settled in Louisiana in 1719; Isadore Charpentier settled in Philadelphia in 1880.