The Chaces name was coined by the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. Chaces was originally a name given to someone who worked as a person who dominated as an exceptional huntsman
which was derived from the Old English word chase
which means to hunt. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early Origins of the Chaces family
The surname Chaces was first found in Hampshire
where one of the first records of the family was William Chase who was Mayor of Winchester in 1464. CITATION[CLOSE]
Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
Early History of the Chaces family
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Chaces Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Chaces are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Chaces include: Chase, Chases, Chasey, Chace, Chaces, Chacey, Chaise, Chaises and many more.
Early Notables of the Chaces family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chaces family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Chaces or a variant listed above: William Chase, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1630; Aquilla Chase and his brother Thomas Chase, both born in Chesham in Buckinghamshire
, between 1580 and 1585, they came to Hampton, then Newburyport, MA in the 1640s, and had many prominent descendants.