The name Chander is Anglo-Saxon
in origin. It was a name given to 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
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.
Early Origins of the Chander family
The surname Chander was first found in Lancashire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Chander family
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Chander Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Chander include Chandler, Chandlers, Channdler, Channdlers, Candler, Chaundler and many more.
Early Notables of the Chander family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chander family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Chander were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: 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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Chander (post 1700)
- Ram Chander Bainda (1946-2018), Indian politician who was the elected member of Lok Sabha from Faridabad
- Chander P Grover (b. 1942), Indo-Canadian physicist