|Pronunciation||Shaur PAHN' t'yih|
|Meaning||worker or fixer of wood, builder of wood|
|Related names||Carpenter, Zimmermann, Zimmerman, Carpentier, Zimerman|
Charpentier (pronounced: [ʃaʁ.pɑ̃.tje]) is the French word for "carpenter" and a French surname. A variant spelling is Carpentier. In English the name is spelled Carpenter (surname) while in German it is Zimmermann.
The origin of the name dates to 900-1000 where Charpentier comes from Old French, Late Latin: carpentarius artifex or wainwright, equivalent to Latin carpent(um) two wheeled carriage ( < Celt; cf. OIr carpad chariot) + arius - ARY; see ER2.
Persons with the surname
- Fulgence Charpentier (1897–2001), Canadian journalist, editor and publisher
Artists & sculptors
- Constance Marie Charpentier (1767–1849), French painter
- Alexandre Charpentier (1856–1909), French sculptor and medallist
- Jean-Marie Charpentier (1939-2010), French architect
Composers & musicians
- Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643–1704), French composer of much sacred vocal music including Te Deum (Charpentier), and Molière's last collaborator.
- Jean-Jacques Beauvarlet-Charpentier (28 June 1734 – 6 May 1794) French organist and composer, father of Jacques-Marie (1766–1834), also an organist and composer.
- Gustave Charpentier (1860–1956), French composer of Louise (opera)
- Gabriel Charpentier (born 1925), Canadian composer (see Canadian encyclopedia entry)
- Jacques Charpentier (born 1933 in Calcutta), French composer and organist (see fr:Jacques Charpentier)
- François Charpentier (1620–1702), French archaeologist and scholar
- François-Philippe Charpentier (1734–1817), French engraver and inventor.
- Johann Friedrich Wilhelm de Charpentier (1738–1805), the father of both Toussaint and Johann/Jean
- Toussaint de Charpentier (1779–1847), German geologist and entomologist
- Johann von or Jean de Charpentier (1786–1855), German-Swiss geologist, namesake of the Antarctic Charpentier Pyramid
- Augustin Charpentier (1852–1916), French physician, investigator of size-weight illusion
- Sébastien Charpentier (born 1973), French motorcycle racer
- Sébastien Charpentier (born 1977), Canadian ice hockey player
- Henri Charpentier (183?-1888), namesake of a lake and town in North Dakota
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- Charpentier River in Northern Quebec, Canada
- All pages beginning with "Charpentier"
- All pages with titles containing "Charpentier"
- Combined from several sources including: "Webster's New Universal Unabridged Dictionary" 1996 by Barnes & Noble Books and "Concise Oxford Dictionary - 10th Edition by Oxford University Press.
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