The origins of the Anglo-Saxon
name Chauntecler come from its first bearer, who was a person who had a clear singing voice and spoke loudly. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname
surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character. In this case, the surname once was a name for the barnyard cock, and suggests that the individual had a strong clear voice like a crowing cock. It may be inferred that the bearer of this surname was a boaster as well.
Early Origins of the Chauntecler family
The surname Chauntecler was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Chauntecler family
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Chauntecler Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Chauntecler has been spelled many different ways, including Chanticleer, Cantecler, Chauntecler, Chaunticler, Chaunteclere, Chantecleer and many more.
Early Notables of the Chauntecler family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chauntecler family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Chaunteclers to arrive in North America: a number of settlers who arrived in the New World by the 19th century.