Normandy. lacarpentier 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 lacarpentier family
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 lacarpentier family
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lacarpentier Spelling Variations
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 lacarpentier 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 lacarpentier family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the lacarpentier family to the New World and Oceana
By 1643 there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Since immigration was slow, 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. 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. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name lacarpentier 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 lacarpentier 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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