The Garpentiet family was an integral part of the history ancient France since it was derived from the northern, coastal region of Normandy
. Garpentiet 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 Garpentiet family
The surname Garpentiet 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 Garpentiet family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Garpentiet research.Another 493 words (35 lines of text) covering the year 1800 is included under the topic Early Garpentiet History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Garpentiet Spelling Variations
History has changed the spelling of most surnames. During the early development of the French language in the Middle Ages, a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there spelling variations
of the name Garpentiet, some of which 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 Garpentiet 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 Garpentiet Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Garpentiet family to the New World and Oceana
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 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. In 1793, the remaining French in these provinces came under British rule. 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 Garpentiet were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Garpentiet were Pierre Carpentier, aged 12; settled in Louisiana in 1719; Marie Charpentier settled in Louisiana in 1719; Isadore Charpentier settled in Philadelphia in 1880.