Challener History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Challener family
The surname Challener was first found in Dauphiny (French: Dauphiné or Dauphiné Viennois), a former province in southeastern France, where this illustrious family held a family seat since ancient times.
Early History of the Challener family
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Challener Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Chalendar, Challendar, Chalendard, De Chalendar, De Challendar, Chalandar, De Chalandar, Challandar, De Challandar, Chalendare, Challendare, De Chalendare, De Challendare, Chalandare, De Chalandare, Challandare, De Challandare, Chalendares, Challendares, De Chalendares, De Challendares, Chalandares, De Chalandares, De Challandares, Challandares, Challaner, Challener, Challenor, Callender and many more.
Early Notables of the Challener family (pre 1700)
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The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. 
Challener Settlers in West Indies in the 17th Century