Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name, and generally reflected some physical characteristics or other attribute of the first person that used the name. The Chancelier surname derives from the Old French word "cheaunce," which means "chance," and as such was likely originally a nickname for a gambler, for a lucky person, or ironically, for an unlucky person.
Early Origins of the Chancelier family
family seat since ancient times.
Early History of the Chancelier family
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Chancelier Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Lachance, LaChance, Lachancé, Lachancée, Lachancy, Lachancey, Chancé, Chancée, Chancy, Chancey, le Chancy, le Chancey, de Chancy, de Chancey, Chancel, Chansel, Chanceau, Duchancel, Duchansel, Duchanceau, Chancelier, Lechancelier and many more.
Early Notables of the Chancelier family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chancelier family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Chancelier Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
Chancelier Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
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