The ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of England
produced the name of Chave. It was given to a bald headed man. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the French expression le chauve,
which means "the bald one."
Early Origins of the Chave family
The surname Chave was first found in Dorset
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Chave family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chave research.Another 99 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Chave History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Chave Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Chave has appeared include Chafy, Chafe, Chafee, Chafey, Chaff, Chaffe, Chaffee and many more.
Early Notables of the Chave family (pre 1700)
More information is included under the topic Early Chave Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Chave family to Ireland
Some of the Chave family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 39 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Chave family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Chave Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- John Chave, aged 22, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Joseph Soames" CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOSEPH SOMES / SOAMES 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850JosephSomes.htm
- John Chave, aged 22, a labourer, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Joseph Somes" in 1850 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOSEPH SOMES / SOAMES 1850. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850JosephSomes.htm
- William Chave, aged 24, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Osceola" CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) OSCEOLA / ASCEOLA 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Osceola-Asceola.htm
Historic Events for the Chave family
- Walter Betts Chave (d. 1942), British Petty Officer aboard the HMS Cornwall when she was struck by air bombers and sunk; he died in the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
Force Z Survivors Crew List HMS Cornwall (Retrieved 2018, February 13th) - Retrieved from https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listcornwallcrew.html#A