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Where did the English Chase family come from? What is the English Chase family crest and coat of arms? When did the Chase family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Chase family history?The Chase 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 dominated as an exceptional huntsman which was derived from the Old English word chase which means to hunt.
Chase 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. Chase, Chases, Chasey, Chace, Chaces, Chacey, Chaise, Chaises and many more.
First found in Essex where they held a family seat from very ancient times.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chase research. Another 283 words(20 lines of text) covering the years 1327 and 1393 are included under the topic Early Chase History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Chase 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 Chases to arrive on North American shores:
- Aquilla Chase and his brother Thomas Chase, both born in Chesham in Buckinghamshire, England, between 1580 and 1585, they came to Hampton, then Newburyport, Massachusetts in the 1640s, and had many prominent descendants
Chase Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
- William Chase, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1630
- William Chase, who landed in Massachusetts in 1630
- Aquila Chase, who landed in Massachusetts in 1636
- Huldy Chase, who came to Virginia in 1652
- Huldy Chase, who landed in Virginia in 1652
Chase Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
- Honora Chase, who landed in New England in 1736
- Thomas Chase, who landed in Maryland in 1738-1739
- John Chase, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1745
- Elizabeth Chase, a bonded emigrant sent to America in 1762
- Win Chase, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1775
Chase Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
- Mr. Chase, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
- G Chase, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
- H Chase, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
- A Chase, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
- Bill Chase (1934-1974), American jazz trumpet player
- Cornelius Crane "Chevy" Chase (b. 1943), American Emmy Award-winning comedian, writer, and television and film actor
- J Mitchell Chase (1891-1945), American politician, U.S. Congressman from Pennsylvania
- Mary Ellen Chase (1887-1973), American educator, teacher, scholar, and author regarded as one of the most important regional literary figures of the early twentieth century
- Samuel Chase (1741-1811), American Justice of the US, Supreme Court, and signer of the Declaration of Independence
- Salmon Portland Chase (1808-1873), American jurist/statesman
- William Merrit Chase (1849-1916), American painter
- Stuart Chase (1888-1985), American economist and engineer, author on diverse topics
- Anya Seton Chase, American (British born) author
- Mary Coyle Chase (1906-1981), American journalist, playwright and screenwriter, known primarily for writing the Broadway play Harvey, later adapted for film starring James Stewart. She was awarded the 1945 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for that play
- Charles Gardner Chase: His Ancestry and His Descendants by Frederick Earl Chase.
- The Chase Family: Genealogy and History by Hubert Hendricks Chase.
- Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
- Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
- Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
- Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
- Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
- Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
- Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
- Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
- Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
- Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
The Chase Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chase 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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