The Chason surname comes from the word "chacón," meaning "gecko;" as such it was most likely originally a nickname, which went on to become a hereditary surname.
Early Origins of the Chason family
The surname Chason was first found in Navarre, one of the medieval Christian kingdoms of northern Spain.
Important Dates for the Chason family
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Chason Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Chacon, Chacone, Chason, Chacàn, Chacànne, Chaconne, Chacàne, Chacun and many more.
Early Notables of the Chason family (pre 1700)
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Chason migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Chason Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Jacob Chason, aged 58, who immigrated to the United States from Grodus, in 1893
Chason Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Pasach A Chason, aged 26, who immigrated to the United States from London, in 1900
Eugene Chason, aged 37, who landed in America, in 1918
William Chason, aged 0, who landed in America, in 1919
William Chason, aged 25, who immigrated to America, in 1919
Martha Chason, aged 23, who settled in America, in 1919
Contemporary Notables of the name Chason (post 1700)
Thomas J. Chason, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Tallahassee, Florida, 1932-35