Last name origins & meanings:
- French: metonymic occupational name for a cartwright, from Old
French charron ‘cart’ (Latin carro, genitive
carronis, a derivative of carrum ‘cart’).
- A Charon of unknown origin is recorded in 1654 in Quebec city with
the secondary surname La Barre, while a Charron from Champagne,
secondary surname Ducharme, is recorded in Montreal in 1665 and
another, from the Saintonge region, also called La Ferrière, was
recorded in Quebec city in 1669.
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