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Scotland's western coastal mountains and the desolate Hebrides spawned the line of the Chancellor family. The name Chancellor was originally a nickname for a person who performed the duties of a Chancellor, or behaved in an authoritative manner. This surname is a nickname, which derives from the Anglo-Norman-French word c(h)ancelier, which was the name of an administrative position. Typically, this surname was given to someone who held this position. Members of the Chancellor family were present in Lanarkshire, prior to the Norman Conquest of England, in 1066.

Chancellor Early Origins



The surname Chancellor was first found in Lanarkshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow, where they held a family seat from very ancient times. There is early record of a composer Philippe Le Chancelier (c.1165-1236).

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Chancellor Spelling Variations


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Chancellor Spelling Variations



Spelling and translation were not standardized practices until the last few centuries. Spelling variations are extremely common among early Scottish names. Chancellor has been spelled Chancellor, Chansellor, Chanceller, Chancellour and many more.

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Chancellor Early History


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Chancellor Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chancellor research. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1432, 1681, 1684 and 1556 are included under the topic Early Chancellor History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chancellor Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chancellor Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Chancellor Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Settlers from Scotland put down roots in communities all along the east coast of North Ameri ca. Some moved north from the American colonies to Canada as United Empire Loyalists during the American War of Independence. As Clan societies and highland games started in North America in the 20th century many Scots rediscovered parts of their heritage. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Chancellor were among those contributors:

Chancellor Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Philip Chancellor, who landed in Maryland in 1663
  • Abigail Chancellor, who landed in Maryland in 1679
  • Mary Chancellor, who arrived in Maryland in 1679
  • Captain Richard Chancellor from Lanarkshire, who settled in Westmoreland county Virginia in 1682

Chancellor Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Richard Chancellor, who arrived in Antigua (Antego) in 1752

Chancellor Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ann, James, Jane, John, Joseph, Robert, Thomas, and William Chancellor, who all arrived in Philadelphia in 1820
  • Thomas S Chancellor, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850

Chancellor Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Chancellor, aged 22, a quarryman, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "Escort"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Chancellor (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Chancellor (post 1700)



  • Kameron Darnel "Kam" Chancellor (b. 1988), American NFL football strong safety for the Seattle Seahawks
  • William N. Chancellor, American politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates, 1877-78, 1887-88 (1st District 1877-78, Wood County 1887-88)
  • Sullivan D. Chancellor (b. 1855), American Democrat politician, Sawmill owner; Candidate for Ohio State House of Representatives from Clinton County, 1897
  • Henry C. Chancellor Jr., American Democrat politician, Member of Missouri State House of Representatives from Barton County, 1907-08, 1917-20, 1931-32; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1912
  • Claude Chancellor, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Missouri State House of Representatives from McDonald County, 1936
  • John Chancellor (1927-1996), American Primetime Emmy Award winning television newscaster, anchor of the NBC Nightly News from 1970 to 1982
  • Henry George Chancellor (1863-1945), British politician, Member of Parliament for Haggerston (1910-1918)
  • Cecilia Chancellor (b. 1966), British model, known for her work with Vogue
  • Alexander Surtees Chancellor CBE (b. 1940), British journalist, Editor of The Spectator (1975-1984), Deputy Editor of the Sunday Telegraph in 1986
  • Anna Chancellor (b. 1965), English actress
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Que je surmonte
Motto Translation: May I excel.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    2. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    3. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    6. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    9. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Chancellor Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chancellor Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 25 April 2016 at 12:55.

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