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Where did the English Chander family come from? What is the English Chander family crest and coat of arms? When did the Chander family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Chander family history?The Chander family name dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. The name comes from when an early member worked as a person who makes and sells candles. More rarely, the surname Chander 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 Chander 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.
Chander has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Chandler, Chandlers, Channdler, Channdlers, Candler, Chaundler and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chander research. Another 322 words(23 lines of text) covering the years 1274, 1296, and 1330 are included under the topic Early Chander History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Chander Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Chanders to arrive on North American shores: John Chandler who settled in Virginia in 1623; followed by Arthur, Virginia 1623; Edmund Virginia 1630; Daniel Virginia in 1632; John, Maryland 1774; Mary, Virginia 1684.
The Chander Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chander 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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