Anglo-Saxon name Chaungeour comes from when its first bearer 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 Chaungeour family
Hampshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Chaungeour family
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Chaungeour Spelling Variations
Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Chaungeour include Changer, Changur, Chaunge, Chaungeour, Chaynger and many more.
Early Notables of the Chaungeour family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chaungeour family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Chaungeour or a variant listed above: a number of settlers who arrived in the New World by the 19th century.
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