The name Lechardon dates back to the days of Medieval France, in the region of Normandy
. It is derived from their residence in Normandy
Early Origins of the Lechardon family
The surname Lechardon was first found in Normandy
(French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy
, where this distinguished family has held a family seat
since ancient times.
The first record of the family was in 1285 when the Count of Brioude is recorded. Guillaume de Chardon is registered as a taxpayer in 1329 and Pierre de Chardon, Priest, Titular of the vicarage of Saint-Amand, and founder of the Saint-Agrève Church in the town of Puy, is recorded in 1385. Due to his dedication to matters of the society in which he lived, Pierre de Chardon, in 1435, was one of eight notable inhabitants to whom the Baron of Allègre gave the right to build a public building in the fortified castle of Allègre in the event of a siege.
By the 15th century the family was well established in the region of Monlet and several members of the family made a distinctive contribution toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles, and letters patent confirming their nobility. CITATION[CLOSE]
Hozier, Charles D, and Antoine Bachelin-Delforenne. État présent De La Noblesse française (1883-1887): Contenant Le Distionnaire De La Noblesse Contemporaine Et Larmorial général De France, Dapres Les Manuscrits De Ch. D Hozier. Librairie Des Bibliophiles, 1884. Print.
Early History of the Lechardon family
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Lechardon Spelling Variations
French surnames were subject to numerous spelling alterations depending on the region and time it was used. The early development of the French language relied heavily on borrowing elements and grammar from 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 Lechardon is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations
of the name include Chardon, Chardant, Chardont, Chardons, Cardon, Cardan, Cardont, Cardant, Cardons, Chardantes, Chardontes, Carrdon, Cardans, Chardonts, Cardone, Cardond, Chardone, Chardones, Charrdon, Cartond, Carrdons and many more.
Early Notables of the Lechardon family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family in this period was Antoine-Amable de Chardon was a Knight and the-Lord of Chardon, Souffleyt, Serres and Chazelet; and Sir (John) Jean Chardin (1643-1713), born Jean-Baptiste Chardin, a... Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lechardon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Lechardon family to the New World and Oceana
In the 1700s, land incentives were finally given out by France to 2,000 migrants. Early marriage was encouraged in New France, and 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, leaving French names scattered across the continent. The search for the Northwest passage continued. Migration from France to New France or Quebec, as it was now more popularly called, continued until 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, Acadia 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. 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 Lechardon were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Lechardon were Magdeleine Chardon settled in Carolina in 1695-1696; A. Chardon, aged 29; settled in New Orleans in 1821; Anthony Chas. Chardon, aged 27; settled in New Orleans in 1821.