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The name Changour finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxons of England. 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.

Changour Early Origins



The surname Changour was first found in Hampshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Changour Spelling Variations


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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.

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Changour Early History


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Changour Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Changour research. Another 359 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1275, 1384 and 1500 are included under the topic Early Changour History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Changour Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Changour Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Changour Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    7. 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.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
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    The Changour Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Changour 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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