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The name Chanler comes from one of the family having worked as a person who makes and sells candles. More rarely, the surname Chanler may have been applied to someone who had the responsibility of lighting the candles in a large house or someone who owed rent in the form of wax or candles. The surname Chanler is derived from the Old English words chaundeler and chandeler, which in turn come from the Old French word chandelier. This is derived from the late Latin word candelarius, which comes from the word candela, which means candle. This Latin word comes from the word candere, which means to be bright.

Chanler Early Origins



The surname Chanler was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Chanler Spelling Variations


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Chanler Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Chanler have been found, including: Chandler, Chandlers, Channdler, Channdlers, Candler, Chaundler and many more.

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Chanler Early History


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Chanler Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chanler research. Another 322 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1274, 1296, and 1330 are included under the topic Early Chanler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chanler Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chanler Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Chanler 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



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Chanler, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :

Chanler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Chanler, who arrived in Virginia in 1722
  • Sarah Chanler, who landed in Virginia in 1724

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Contemporary Notables of the name Chanler (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Chanler (post 1700)



  • William Astor Chanler (1867-1934), American Democrat politician, Explorer; Author; Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 5th District, 1898
  • Lewis Stuyvesant Chanler (1869-1942), American Democrat politician, Lieutenant Governor of New York, 1907-08; Candidate for Governor of New York, 1908
  • John Winthrop Chanler (1826-1877), American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 10th District, 1858-59; U.S. Representative from New York 7th District, 1863-69

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    5. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    9. 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).
    10. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Chanler Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chanler 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 3 November 2015 at 11:50.

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