Anglo-Saxon origin. It was name for 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 Chaunticler family
Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Chaunticler family
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Chaunticler Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Chaunticler have been found, including Chanticleer, Cantecler, Chauntecler, Chaunticler, Chaunteclere, Chantecleer and many more.
Early Notables of the Chaunticler family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chaunticler family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become powerful new nations. Among early immigrants of the Chaunticler surname to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were: a number of settlers who arrived in the New World by the 19th century.
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