The name Chauntrey is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It was originally a name for someone who worked as a person who worked at the church and was in charge of providing songs or chants for mass having derived from the Old French word chanterie.
Early Origins of the Chauntrey family
The surname Chauntrey was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Chauntrey family
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Chauntrey 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 Chauntrey 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 Chauntrey include Chantrey, Chauntre, Chauntrey, Chauntree, Chantree, Chantrie, Chantre and many more.
Early Notables of the Chauntrey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chauntrey 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 Chauntrey or a variant listed above: Robert Chantrey who arrived in Virginia in 1623.