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The family name Chaney is believed to be descended originally from the Norman people. The Normans were commonly believed to be of French origin but were, more accurately, of Viking origin. The Vikings landed in the Orkneys and Northern Scotland about the year 870 AD, under their King, Stirgud the Stout. Later, under their Jarl, Thorfinn Rollo, they invaded France about 911 AD. The French King, Charles the Simple, after Rollo laid siege to Paris, finally conceded defeat and granted northern France to Rollo. Rollo became the first Duke of Normandy. Duke William, who invaded and defeated England in 1066, descended from the first Duke Rollo of Normandy.

Chaney Early Origins



The surname Chaney was first found in Buckinghamshire, where William de Chesney (died 1161), an Anglo-Norman magnate during the reign of King Stephen of England was one of the first listed. He held Oxford Castle during King Stephen's reign. Robert de Chesney (died 1166), brother of William de Chesney was a medieval English Bishop of Lincoln. He was an early patron of Thomas Becket, and present during the coronation of King Henry II of England in 1154. He also served King Henry as a royal justice. William de Chesney (died 1174), another brother, was a medieval Anglo-Norman nobleman and Sheriff of Norfolk ( c. 1146-1153), Suffolk (c. 1146-1153) and (1156-1163). He also founded Sibton Abbey.

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Chaney Spelling Variations


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Chaney Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Cheyney, Chainey, Chainie, Cheeney, Cheeny, Cheney, Cheyne and many more.

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Chaney Early History


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Chaney Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chaney research. Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1320, 1414, 1399, 1372, 1378, 1390, 1393, 1394, 1399, 1407, 1413, 1442, 1499, 1485, 1558, 1536, 1540, 1587, 1625, 1698, 1660, 1657, 1728, 1671 and 1743 are included under the topic Early Chaney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chaney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chaney Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable among the family at this time was Sir John Cheyne (Cheney) (died 1414), a Member of Parliament and briefly the initial Speaker of the House of Commons of England in the Parliament of October 1399, summoned by the newly-acclaimed Henry IV, married Margaret, daughter of William, Lord Deincourt and the...

Another 254 words (18 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Chaney 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Chaney Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Chaney, who arrived in Virginia in 1751
  • John Chaney, who landed in America in 1764
  • William Chaney, who landed in Mississippi in 1799
  • James I Chaney, who landed in Mississippi in 1799
  • James N Chaney, who arrived in Mississippi in 1799

Chaney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John C. Chaney, aged 38, who settled in America from Glasgow, in 1892
  • Chas. Chaney, aged 45, who emigrated to the United States, in 1893
  • Eugene Chaney, aged 28, who emigrated to America, in 1894
  • Eng. Chaney, aged 32, who landed in America, in 1896

Chaney Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Harry C. Chaney, aged 40, who landed in America, in 1903
  • Emaline M. Chaney, who emigrated to the United States, in 1903
  • Chaney, who settled in America, in 1904
  • Sarah Chaney, aged 22, who landed in America from Paisley, in 1904
  • Lillian Chaney, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States, in 1906
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Chaney Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. William Chaney U.E. who settled in St. Andrews, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1783 member of the Penobscot Association [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
  • Mr. William Chaney Jr., U.E. who settled in St. Andrews, Charlotte County, New Brunswick 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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Chaney (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Chaney (post 1700)



  • Bailey E. Chaney, American politician, Member of Mississippi Territorial House of Representatives, 1809, 1813-14
  • Major-General James Eugene Chaney (1885-1967), American President of the Secretary of War's Personnel Board (1946-1947)
  • Creighton Tull "Lon" Chaney Jr. (1906-1973), American character actor, best known for his roles "The Wolf Man" movies
  • Dorothy D. Chaney, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 2000
  • Direlle Chaney, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1912
  • Colleen B. Chaney, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 2008
  • C. Donald Chaney, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates 1st District, 1982
  • Bert Chaney, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1984
  • Mrs. B. E. Chaney, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1940
  • Earl D. Chaney, American politician, Mayor of Cumberland, Maryland, 1962-66
  • ... (Another 17 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Chaney


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Suggested Readings for the name Chaney



  • The Chaney Family Register: Southern Branch by Carolyn Cloud Stanley.

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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: Fato prudentia major
Motto Translation: Prudence is greater than fate.


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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. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  3. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
  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. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  6. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. 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).
  9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  10. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  11. ...

The Chaney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chaney 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 15 September 2016 at 08:38.

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