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Multiple Origins for the Surname Chancey


English


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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Citations


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Citations



  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. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  4. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  5. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  6. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  8. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
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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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