The name Chantrie comes from one of the family having 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 Chantrie family
The surname Chantrie was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Chantrie family
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Chantrie 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 Chantrie have been found, including: Chantrey, Chauntre, Chauntrey, Chauntree, Chantree, Chantrie, Chantre and many more.
Early Notables of the Chantrie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chantrie family to the New World and Oceana
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 Chantrie, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : Robert Chantrey who arrived in Virginia in 1623.