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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.

Candler Early Origins



The surname Candler 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.

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Candler Spelling Variations


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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.

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Candler Early History


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Candler Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Candler research. Another 190 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1274, 1296, and 1330 are included under the topic Early Candler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Candler Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Candler Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Candler Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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
  • John Candler, who landed in Virginia in 1703
  • Daniel Candler, who landed in Virginia in 1735

Candler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Carl Candler, aged 16, who landed in America, in 1894
  • Bessie Candler, aged 24, who emigrated 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 emigrated to the United States, in 1903
  • Hester Candler, aged 39, who emigrated 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 Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • William Candler, aged 55, who settled in Toronto, Canada, in 1918

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Contemporary Notables of the name Candler (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Candler (post 1700)



  • William Candler (1736-1784), American politician, Member of Georgia State Legislature
  • Thomas Slaughter Candler (1890-1971), American Democrat politician, Chair of Union County Democratic Party, 1920-39; Superior Court Judge in Georgia, 1939-45; Justice of Georgia State Supreme Court, 1945-66
  • Samuel Charles Candler (1809-1873), American Democrat politician, Member of Georgia State House of Representatives; Member of Georgia State Senate; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1860
  • Milton Anthony Candler (1837-1909), American Democrat politician, Member of Georgia State Legislature; U.S. Representative from Georgia 5th District, 1875-79; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1892
  • John Wilson Candler (1828-1903), American Republican politician, Importer and exporter; Member of Massachusetts State Legislature; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1881-83, 1889-91
  • 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
  • James M. Candler, American politician, Member of North Carolina State House of Representatives from Jackson County, 1883-84, 1887-88, 1907-08
  • George Scott Candler (1887-1973), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1940
  • 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
  • Daniel Gill Candler (1812-1887), American politician, Mayor of Gainesville, Georgia
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    3. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    4. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    9. 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.
    10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    11. ...

    The Candler Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Candler 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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