Chantry History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Chantry is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name was taken on by someone who 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 Chantry family
The surname Chantry was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Chantry family
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Chantry Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Chantry include Chantrey, Chauntre, Chauntrey, Chauntree, Chantree, Chantrie, Chantre and many more.
Early Notables of the Chantry family (pre 1700)
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Chantry migration to the United States +
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
Chantry Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Robert Chantry, who landed in Virginia in 1623 
- Richard Chantry, who arrived in Virginia in 1650 
- Richard Chantry, who landed in Virginia in 1656 
Chantry migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Chantry Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Mr. William Chantry, English convict who was convicted in Knutsford (Nether Knutsford), Cheshire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Equestrian" on 25th January 1844, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Island) 
Contemporary Notables of the name Chantry (post 1700) +
- Arthur S.W. Chantry (b. 1954), American graphic designer
Historic Events for the Chantry family +
- Mr. Harold Chantry, Canadian 2nd Class passenger from Nelson, British Columbia, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking 
- Mrs. Mina Chantry, Canadian 2nd Class passenger from Nelson, British Columbia, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking 
- Miss Elizabeth Ellen Chantry, Canadian 2nd Class passenger from Nelson, British Columbia, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking 
Related Stories +
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 4th May 2022). https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/equestrian
- ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/