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.
Early Origins of the Chaser family
The surname Chaser was first found in Warwickshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Chaser family
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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.
Early Notables of the Chaser family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chaser family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. 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