Lecharon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The French name Lecharon first arose during the Medieval period in Normandy. It is derived from when the family having lived at Cairon in Calvados, which was in Normandy.
Early Origins of the Lecharon family
The surname Lecharon was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where they held a family seat in the seigneurie of Cairon in Calvados, in the arrondissement of Caen, in the canton of Creully. Guillaume de Caron is the first on record, living in 1086 and Eudo, his father, is mentioned as living in Cairon at some unknown time before him. Cairon is located 15 kilometers southeast of Ryes.
Robert Caron settled in Beaupré and married Marie Crevet in Quebec on 25th October 1637. Together they had seven children to carry on the family name of Caron. Robert died on 8th July 1656. 
Important Dates for the Lecharon family
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Lecharon 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 Lecharon, including Caron, Cairon, Carron, Carone, Caronne, Carot, Caraud, Careau, Carreau, Carow, Carou, Carrou, Carous, Carrous, Caroux, Charon, Charron, Charone, Charonne, Charou, Charous, Charoux, Le Caron, Lecaron, Lecharon and many more.
Early Notables of the Lecharon family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family in this period was Sir Caron de Bosdegas, French knight who fought at the Combat of the Thirty, March 26th 1351; Raymond Caron (1605-1666), an Irish Franciscan friar and author; Firminus Caron (fl.1460-1475), French Renaissance composer; Antoine Caron (1521-1599), French master glass maker, illustrator; François Caron (1600-1673), French Huguenot refugee to the Netherlands who served the Dutch East India Company, he rose from a cabin boy to be Director-General at Batavia recipient of the Order of St. Michael in 1672...
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Migration of the Lecharon family
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 Lecharon 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 Lecharon were Eric Charron, hockey player, Montreal Canadiens; Robert Caron, who settled on the Coast of Beaupré in Quebec in 1636; and married Marie Crevet in 1637.
- ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print