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The name Chace is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name was given to a person who was a person who dominated as an exceptional huntsman which was derived from the Old English word chase which means to hunt. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.


Chace Early Origins



The surname Chace was first found in Hampshire where one of the first records of the family was William Chase who was Mayor of Winchester in 1464. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.

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Chace Spelling Variations


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Chace Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Chace family name include Chase, Chases, Chasey, Chace, Chaces, Chacey, Chaise, Chaises and many more.

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Chace Early History


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Chace Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chace research. Another 165 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1327 and 1393 are included under the topic Early Chace History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chace Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chace Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Chace In Ireland


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Chace In Ireland



Some of the Chace family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 78 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name Chace or a variant listed above:

Chace Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Chace, who arrived in Roxbury, Massachusetts in 1630

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Contemporary Notables of the name Chace (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Chace (post 1700)



  • Jonathan Chace (1829-1917), United States Representative and Senator from Rhode Island
  • James Clarke Chace (1931-2004), American historian, writing on American diplomacy and statecraft
  • Arnold Buffum Chace (1845-1932), American eleventh chancellor of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island

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See Also


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Citations


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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. ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.

Other References

  1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  8. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
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The Chace Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chace 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.

This page was last modified on 9 November 2016 at 11:28.

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