The founding heritage of the Chantree family is in the Anglo-Saxon
culture that once dominated in Britain. The name Chantree comes from when one of the family worked as a person who worked at the church and was in charge of providing songs or chants for mass having derived from the Old French word chanterie.
Early Origins of the Chantree family
The surname Chantree was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Chantree family
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Chantree Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Chantree has been spelled many different ways, including Chantrey, Chauntre, Chauntrey, Chauntree, Chantree, Chantrie, Chantre and many more.
Early Notables of the Chantree family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chantree family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Chantrees to arrive in North America: Robert Chantrey who arrived in Virginia in 1623.