Chayes History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Chayes family
The surname Chayes was first found in Languedoc where this family held a family seat from very early times.
Important Dates for the Chayes family
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Chayes Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Lacheyss, Lacheysserie, Lecheyss, La Cheyss, Le Cheyss, Decheyss, Ducheyss, De Cheyss, Du Cheyss, La Chess, Lachess, Lachesse, Le Chess, Lachaise, Lachaize, Chaize, Chaise, Chaisse, Cheysse, Lechaize, LaCheyse, Chayes, Lechaise, Lacheysseries, La Cheysserie and many more.
Early Notables of the Chayes family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chayes family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jean Lachesnaie, who came to Quebec in 1645; and Antoine Lachesnee, who came to Quebec in 1649.
Contemporary Notables of the name Chayes (post 1700)
- Abram Joesph Chayes, American Lawyer and Educator, Professor of Law at Harvard University, Cambridge
- Antonia H. Chayes, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1972 
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