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The vast movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest of England of 1066 brought the Chancey family name to the British Isles. They lived in Essex. They were originally from Chansay, Normandy, and it is to their tenure of residence in this area that their name refers.

Chancey Early Origins



The surname Chancey was first found in Essex where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Chancey Spelling Variations


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Chancey Spelling Variations



A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Chance, Chancey, Chaunceur, Channsy, Channsey, Chauncey, Chancy and many more.

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Chancey Early History


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Chancey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chancey research. Another 153 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1150, 1592, 1672, 1654, 1632, 1712, 1632 and 1719 are included under the topic Early Chancey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chancey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chancey Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Philip de Chauncy; and Charles Chauncy (1592-1672), English-born, American clergyman and educator from Yardleybury (Ardeley), Hertfordshire who became President of...

Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Chancey 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



Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Chancey or a variant listed above:

Chancey Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Charles Chancey, who settled in Virginia with his wife and two children, in 1621
  • Alexander Chancey, who arrived in Maryland in 1675

Chancey Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Benjamin Chancey, who landed in Virginia in 1722

Chancey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Oliver Chancey, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

Chancey Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Adelaide Chancey, aged 28, who landed in America, in 1909
  • Alix Wallace Chancey, aged 19, who emigrated to America, in 1909
  • Mrs. George Chancey, aged 50, who landed in America, in 1909
  • Newcomb K. Chancey, aged 24, who settled in America, in 1910
  • Laurence Chancey, aged 21, who landed in America, in 1921
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Chancey Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Michael Chancey U.E. who settled in Prince Edward County, Ontario c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Chancey Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • William Otto Chancey, aged 21, who emigrated to St. John's, Newfoundland, in 1916

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Contemporary Notables of the name Chancey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Chancey (post 1700)



  • Robert E. L. Chancey, American politician, Mayor of Tampa, Florida, 1931-43
  • Tina Chancey, American multi-instrumentalist specializing in early bowed strings
  • Ron Chancey, American record producer
  • Vincent Chancey, American jazz player
  • Blake Chancey (b. 1962), American record producer and music business executive
  • Martin Chancey, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from New York County 12th District, 1934
  • James Chancey, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1972
  • Bryan Chancey, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1952

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  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  2. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  8. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  9. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  11. ...

The Chancey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chancey 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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