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Where did the English Chantler family come from? What is the English Chantler family crest and coat of arms? When did the Chantler family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Chantler family history?The name Chantler is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It was originally a name for someone who worked as a person who makes and sells candles. More rarely, the surname Chantler 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 Chantler 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.
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Chantler are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Chantler include Chandler, Chandlers, Channdler, Channdlers, Candler, Chaundler and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chantler research. Another 322 words(23 lines of text) covering the years 1274, 1296, and 1330 are included under the topic Early Chantler History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Chantler Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Chantler or a variant listed above:
Chantler Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Chantler Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chantler 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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