Chawser is an Anglo-Saxon
name. The name was originally given to a person who was the chaser.
In this case the surname is derived from the Old French word chasser
which means to hunt.
Early Origins of the Chawser family
The surname Chawser was first found in Warwickshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Chawser family
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Chawser 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 Chawser has appeared include Chaser, Chasar, Chacero, Chacer, Chasour and many more.
Early Notables of the Chawser family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chawser family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Chawser arrived in North America very early: Joseph Chaser who arrived in Philadelphia in 1764.