The history of the La Chaine family goes back to the Medieval landscape of northwestern France, to a region known as Brittany
. It is derived from the family living in Brittany.
Early Origins of the La Chaine family
The surname La Chaine was first found in Brittany.
Early History of the La Chaine family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our La Chaine research.Another 72 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1851, 1861, 1866, 1871, 1891, and 1894 are included under the topic Early La Chaine History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
La Chaine 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 La Chaine, including Lachaine, La Chaine, Lachêne, La Chêne and others.
Early Notables of the La Chaine family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst this name at this time was many individuals in Canada, such as Joseph Lachaine, who was a physician and commissioner in Sainte-Thérèse-de-Blainville, Quebec, in 1851. François Lachaine worked in Deux-Montagnes, Quebec, in 1861; Joseph Lachaine lived in Clauss, Quebec, in 1861; Antoine Lachaine was a carter in Tannery West... Another 55 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early La Chaine Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the La Chaine family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
La Chaine Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Marie-Anne Lachaine, who married in Lorette in 1712
- Marie-Renée Lachaine married in Lorette in 1722
- Jean-Baptiste Lachaine married in Beauport, Quebec in 1722
- Jean-Baptiste Lachaine married in Lorette in 1749
- Charles Lachaine married in Lorette in 1750
- ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Contemporary Notables of the name La Chaine (post 1700)
- Richard Lachaine, Canadian Québécois author, who wrote "Le roi Numa"
- France Lachaine (b. 1956), Canadian Québécois poet. Among his published collections of works are "Desiderata," "Nos doigts écrivent leur cendre," and "Travail au noir"