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Where did the English Chau family come from? What is the English Chau family crest and coat of arms? When did the Chau family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Chau family history?
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Chau has been recorded under many different variations, including Chaucer, Chawcer, Chawcers and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chau research. Another 203 words(14 lines of text) covering the years 1343 and 1400 are included under the topic Early Chau History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Chau Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Chau or a variant listed above:
Chau Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Chau Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chau 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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