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Where did the English Chandler family come from? What is the English Chandler family crest and coat of arms? When did the Chandler family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Chandler family history?The founding heritage of the Chandler family is in the Anglo-Saxon culture that once dominated in Britain. The name Chandler comes from when one of the family worked as a person who makes and sells candles. More rarely, the surname Chandler may have been applied to someone who had the responsibility of lighting the candles in a large house or someone who owed rent in the form of wax or candles. The surname Chandler is derived from the Old English words chaundeler and chandeler, which in turn come from the Old French word chandelier. This is derived from the late Latin word candelarius, which comes from the word candela, which means candle. This Latin word comes from the word candere, which means to be bright.
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Chandler has been spelled many different ways, including Chandler, Chandlers, Channdler, Channdlers, Candler, Chaundler and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chandler research. Another 322 words(23 lines of text) covering the years 1274, 1296, and 1330 are included under the topic Early Chandler History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Chandler Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Chandlers to arrive in North America:
Chandler Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Chandler Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Chandler Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Chandler Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chandler Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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