Early Origins of the Chawcer family
The surname Chawcer was first found in Kent
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 Chawcer family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chawcer research.Another 203 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1343 and 1400 are included under the topic Early Chawcer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Chawcer 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 Chawcer 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. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Chawcer include: Chaucer, Chawcer, Chawcers and others.
Early Notables of the Chawcer family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chawcer 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 Chawcer or a variant listed above:
Chawcer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John Chawcer who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1852