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The name Chaser is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It was originally a name for someone who worked as a person who was the chaser. In this case the surname is derived from the Old French word chasser which means to hunt.

Chaser Early Origins



The surname Chaser was first found in Warwickshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Chaser Spelling Variations


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Chaser Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Chaser are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Chaser include Chaser, Chasar, Chacero, Chacer, Chasour and many more.

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Chaser Early History


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Chaser Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chaser research. Another 357 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1261, 1275, 1327 and 1500 are included under the topic Early Chaser History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chaser Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chaser Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Chaser 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Chaser or a variant listed above:

Chaser Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Chaser who arrived in Philadelphia in 1764

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Chaser Family Crest Products


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Chaser Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    6. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The Chaser Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chaser Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 10 March 2014 at 16:27.

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