Chancey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

From the historical and enchanting region of France emerged a multitude of notable family names, including that of the distinguished Chancey family. Originally, the people in this region went by one (personal) name. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. These names then began to become "fixed" or hereditary between the generations. One of the types of names adopted as surnames were those derived from nicknames. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name, and generally reflected some physical characteristics or other attribute of the first person that used the name. The Chancey surname derives from the Old French word "cheaunce," which means "chance," and as such was likely originally a nickname for a gambler, for a lucky person, or ironically, for an unlucky person.

Early Origins of the Chancey family

The surname Chancey was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where this distinguished family has held a family seat since ancient times.

Important Dates for the Chancey family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chancey research. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1263, 1406, 1412, 1423, 1407, 1409, 1644, 1420, 1428, 1484, 1507, 1600 and 1656 are included under the topic Early Chancey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Chancey Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lachance, LaChance, Lachancé, Lachancée, Lachancy, Lachancey, Chancé, Chancée, Chancy, Chancey, le Chancy, le Chancey, de Chancy, de Chancey, Chancel, Chansel, Chanceau, Duchancel, Duchansel, Duchanceau, Chancelier, Lechancelier and many more.

Early Notables of the Chancey family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was Étienne de Chancey, advisor to the duke, 1420; Hughes de Chancey, a squire, 1428; Jean de Chancey, advisor to the...
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Chancey migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Chancey Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Charles Chancey, who settled in Virginia with his wife and two children, in 1621
  • Alexander Chancey, who arrived in Maryland in 1675 [1]
Chancey Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Benjamin Chancey, who landed in Virginia in 1722 [1]
Chancey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Oliver Chancey, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]
Chancey Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Adelaide Chancey, aged 28, who landed in America, in 1909
  • Alix Wallace Chancey, aged 19, who immigrated to America, in 1909
  • Mrs. George Chancey, aged 50, who landed in America, in 1909
  • Newcomb K. Chancey, aged 24, who settled in America, in 1910
  • Laurence Chancey, aged 21, who landed in America, in 1921
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Chancey migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Chancey Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Michael Chancey U.E. who settled in Prince Edward County, Ontario c. 1783 [2]
Chancey Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • William Otto Chancey, aged 21, who immigrated to St. John's, Newfoundland, in 1916

Contemporary Notables of the name Chancey (post 1700)

  • Robert E. L. Chancey, American politician, Mayor of Tampa, Florida, 1931-43 [3]
  • Martin Chancey, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from New York County 12th District, 1934 [3]
  • James Chancey, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1972 [3]
  • Bryan Chancey, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1952 [3]
  • Tina Chancey, American multi-instrumentalist specializing in early bowed strings
  • Ron Chancey, American record producer
  • Vincent Chancey, American jazz player
  • Blake Chancey (b. 1962), American record producer and music business executive
  • Chancey McCormick, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1936 [4]

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, April 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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