Chene Family History
Chene Name Meaning
French (Chêne): from Old French chesne ‘oak’ (from Late Latin caxinus) hence a topographic name denoting someone who lived near a conspicuous oak tree or in an oak wood or a habitational name from (Le) Chêne the name of several places in various parts of France. Compare Dechene and Duchene . Altered form of French Chesne a variant of 1 above or a habitational name from (Le) Chesne the name of several places in the northern part of France. English (of Norman origin): variant of Cheyne .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press