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Chauncey is a name that first reached England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Chauncey family lived in Essex. They were originally from Chansay, Normandy, and it is to their tenure of residence in this area that their name refers.

Chauncey Early Origins



The surname Chauncey was first found in Essex where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Chauncey Spelling Variations


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Chauncey Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Chauncey are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Chauncey include Chance, Chancey, Chaunceur, Channsy, Channsey, Chauncey, Chancy and many more.

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Chauncey Early History


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Chauncey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chauncey research. Another 153 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1150, 1592, 1672, 1654, 1632, 1712, 1632 and 1719 are included under the topic Early Chauncey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chauncey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chauncey Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Philip de Chauncy; and Charles Chauncy (1592-1672), English-born, American clergyman and educator from Yardleybury (Ardeley), Hertfordshire who became President of...

Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Chauncey 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



Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Chauncey, or a variant listed above:

Chauncey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • E. Chauncey settled in San Francisco in 1850
  • C Chauncey, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • E W Chauncey, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • I Chauncey, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • J M Chauncey, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

Chauncey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Chauncey arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Dumfries" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DUMFRIES 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Dumfries.gif
  • Mr. & Mrs. W S Chauncey arrived in Port Adelaide aboard the ship "Apolline" in 1840 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) APOLLINE 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Apolline.gif
  • William Snell Chauncey arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Apolline" in 1840 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) APOLLINE 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Apolline.gif

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Contemporary Notables of the name Chauncey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Chauncey (post 1700)



  • Isaac Chauncey (1779-1840), American officer in the United States Navy, eponym of three destroyers: USS Chauncey (DD-3); USS Chauncey (DD-296) and the USS Chauncey (DD-667)
  • George Chauncey, American businessman, former owner of the Brooklyn Grooms
  • George Chauncey (b. 1954), American professor of history at Yale University
  • Daniel Smith "Danny" Chauncey (b. 1956), American rock guitarist, best known for his work with the Southern rock band 38 Special since 1987
  • Major-General Charles Carl Chauncey (1889-1991), American Commanding General of the Technical Training Air Force, Gulfport, Mississippi (1951)
  • David M. Chauncey, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Kings County 4th District, 1858
  • David M. Chauncey, American politician, Member of California State Assembly 6th District, 1852-53

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Citations


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  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DUMFRIES 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Dumfries.gif
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) APOLLINE 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Apolline.gif

Other References

  1. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  2. 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.
  3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  8. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
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The Chauncey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chauncey 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.

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