The name Chaix is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name was taken on by 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 Chaix family
The surname Chaix 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 Chaix family
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Chaix Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Chaix include Chase, Chases, Chasey, Chace, Chaces, Chacey, Chaise, Chaises and many more.
Early Notables of the Chaix family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chaix family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: 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.