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The name Channsy was brought to England in the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Channsy family lived in Essex. They were originally from Chansay, Normandy, and it is to their tenure of residence in this area that their name refers.

Channsy Early Origins



The surname Channsy 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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Channsy Early History


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Channsy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Channsy 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 Channsy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Channsy Spelling Variations


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Channsy Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Channsy have been found, including Chance, Chancey, Chaunceur, Channsy, Channsey, Chauncey, Chancy and many more.

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Channsy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Channsy 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 Channsy 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



For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Channsy were among those contributors: Jane Chance who settled in Grenada in 1774; John Chance arrived in New York in 1710; Will Chance settled in Georgia in 1735; Charles Chauncy settled in New England in 1638 was Second President of Harvard College.

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