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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 America. 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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Abigail Chancellor, who landed in Maryland in 1679 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Mary Chancellor, who arrived in Maryland in 1679 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • 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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Chancellor Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ann, James, Jane, John, Joseph, Robert, Thomas, and William Chancellor, who all, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1820
  • Thomas S Chancellor, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Chancellor Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Chancellor, aged 22, a quarryman, who 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)



  • 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) [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, April 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Sullivan D. Chancellor (b. 1855), American Democrat politician, Sawmill owner; Candidate for Ohio State House of Representatives from Clinton County, 1897 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, April 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, April 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Claude Chancellor, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Missouri State House of Representatives from McDonald County, 1936 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, April 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Kameron Darnel "Kam" Chancellor (b. 1988), American NFL football strong safety for the Seattle Seahawks
  • John Chancellor (1927-1996), American Primetime Emmy Award winning television newscaster, anchor of the NBC Nightly News from 1970 to 1982
  • Alexander Surtees Chancellor CBE (1940-2017), British journalist, Editor of The Spectator (1975-1984), Deputy Editor of the Sunday Telegraph in 1986, father of British model Cecilia Chancellor
  • 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
  • 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


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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



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, April 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
  2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  4. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
  5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  7. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
  8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  9. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
  10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
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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.

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