The ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of England
produced the name of Chantecleer. It was given to a person who had a clear singing voice and spoke loudly. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname
surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character. In this case, the surname once was a name for the barnyard cock, and suggests that the individual had a strong clear voice like a crowing cock. It may be inferred that the bearer of this surname was a boaster as well.
Early Origins of the Chantecleer family
The surname Chantecleer was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Chantecleer family
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Chantecleer Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Chantecleer has appeared include Chanticleer, Cantecler, Chauntecler, Chaunticler, Chaunteclere, Chantecleer and many more.
Early Notables of the Chantecleer family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chantecleer family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Chantecleer arrived in North America very early: a number of settlers who arrived in the New World by the 19th century.