The name Chaunge is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It was originally a name for someone who worked as a person who exchanged currency or lent money. This name was originally derived from the Old French word chaungeor, which referred to a person who changed money.
Early Origins of the Chaunge family
The surname Chaunge was first found in Hampshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Chaunge family
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Chaunge 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 Chaunge 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 Chaunge include Changer, Changur, Chaunge, Chaungeour, Chaynger and many more.
Early Notables of the Chaunge family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chaunge 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 Chaunge or a variant listed above: a number of settlers who arrived in the New World by the 19th century.