Chaunteclere is a name of Anglo-Saxon
origin. It was a name given to 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 Chaunteclere family
The surname Chaunteclere was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Chaunteclere family
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Chaunteclere Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Chaunteclere were recorded, including Chanticleer, Cantecler, Chauntecler, Chaunticler, Chaunteclere, Chantecleer and many more.
Early Notables of the Chaunteclere family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chaunteclere family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Chaunteclere family emigrate to North America: a number of settlers who arrived in the New World by the 19th century.