The name Changour finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxons
. It was given to one who worked as a person who exchanged currency or lent money. This name was originally derived from the Old French word chaungeor, which referred to a person who changed money.
Early Origins of the Changour family
The surname Changour was first found in Hampshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Changour family
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Changour Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Changour has been recorded under many different variations, including Changer, Changur, Chaunge, Chaungeour, Chaynger and many more.
Early Notables of the Changour family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Changour family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Changour or a variant listed above: a number of settlers who arrived in the New World by the 19th century.