Candler History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the name Candler are thought to be from the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The surname Candler is derived from the Middle 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. As a surname, Candler was likely originally occupational, for a person who makes and sells candles. Less common derivations suggest that Candler may have been for someone who had the responsibility of lighting candles in a large house, or someone who owed rent in the form of wax or candles. [1]

Early Origins of the Candler family

The surname Candler was first found in London where the first listings of the family were found in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273: Reginald le Chandeler; and Mathew le Candeler. The same rolls listed another family but in the Latin form of the name: William Candelarius, Leicestershire. [2]

A few years later in Scotland, "John the "Candelar" was appointed to bring certain Scottish jewels and writings from Berwick to London in September 1296. " [3]

Important Dates for the Candler family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Candler research. Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1274, 1296, 1330, 1548, 1566 and 1567 are included under the topic Early Candler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Candler Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Candler were recorded, including Chandler, Chandlers, Channdler, Channdlers, Candler, Chaundler and many more.

Early Notables of the Candler family (pre 1700)

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Candler migration to the United States

To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Candler family emigrate to North America:

Candler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Candler, who arrived in Virginia in 1703 [4]
  • John Candler, who landed in Virginia in 1703 [4]
  • Daniel Candler, who landed in Virginia in 1735 [4]
Candler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Carl Candler, aged 16, who landed in America, in 1894
  • Bessie Candler, aged 24, who immigrated to the United States, in 1895
Candler Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • James Candler, aged 27, who settled in America from England, in 1900
  • Albert E. Candler, aged 21, who landed in America from England, in 1903
  • Wm. R. Candler, who immigrated to the United States, in 1903
  • Hester Candler, aged 39, who immigrated to the United States from Balsham, in 1905
  • Isabel Candler, aged 54, who landed in America from York, in 1905
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Candler migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Candler Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • William Candler, aged 55, who settled in Toronto, Canada, in 1918

Contemporary Notables of the name Candler (post 1700)

  • Warren Akin Candler (1857-1941), American Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church
  • Allen Daniel Candler (1834-1910), American politician, Governor of Georgia (1898-1902)
  • Asa Griggs Candler (1851-1929), American business tycoon, marketer of Coca-Cola, mayor of Atlanta, Georgia (1916-1919)
  • John Slaughter Candler (1861-1941), American Democrat politician, Superior Court Judge in Georgia, 1896-1902; Justice of Georgia State Supreme Court, 1902-06; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1912 [5]
  • James M. Candler, American politician, Member of North Carolina State House of Representatives from Jackson County, 1883-84, 1887-88, 1907-08 [5]
  • George Scott Candler (1887-1973), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1940 [5]
  • Ezekiel Samuel Candler Jr. (1862-1944), American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for Mississippi, 1888, 1932; U.S. Representative from Mississippi 1st District, 1901-21; Mayor of Corinth, Mississippi, 1933-37 [5]
  • Daniel Gill Candler (1812-1887), American politician, Mayor of Gainesville, Georgia [5]
  • Charles Murphey Candler (1858-1935), American politician, Member of Georgia State House of Representatives, 1886-1904, 1907-08; Member of Georgia State Senate, 1905-06 [5]
  • Asa Griggs Candler (1851-1929), American politician, Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia, 1917-19 [5]
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  4. ^ 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)
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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