The name Chaceour comes from one of the family having worked as a person who was the chaser.
In this case the surname is derived from the Old French word chasser
which means to hunt.
Early Origins of the Chaceour family
The surname Chaceour was first found in Warwickshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Chaceour family
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Chaceour Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Chaceour have been found, including: Chaser, Chasar, Chacero, Chacer, Chasour and many more.
Early Notables of the Chaceour family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chaceour family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Chaceour, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : Joseph Chaser who arrived in Philadelphia in 1764.