Chevalier Family History

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Chevalier Name Meaning

French: from Old French chevalier ‘knight’ (literally ‘horseman’, ‘rider’, from Late Latin caballarius, a derivative of caballus ‘horse’). In the Middle Ages only men of comparative wealth were able to afford the upkeep of a riding horse. It is likely that in the majority of cases the surname was originally a nickname, or an occupational name for a knight’s servant, rather than a status name, for most men of the knightly class belonged to noble families which had more specific surnames derived from their estates.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Cavaliere, Charlier, Chevrier, Chandler, Hollier, Cavalier

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Chevalier Family Origin

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Chevalier Family Occupations

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  • Cultivateur

  • Farmer

  • Journalier

  • Scholar


In 1881, Cultivateur, Farmer and Journalier were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chevalier. A less common occupation for the Chevalier family was Scholar. The most common Chevalier occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 16% of Chevalier's were Cultivateurs.

Source: Census data for Chevalier | Data not to scale

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