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From the historical and enchanting region of France emerged a multitude of notable family names, including that of the distinguished Dechancey family. Originally, the people in this region went by one (personal) name. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. These names then began to become "fixed" or hereditary between the generations. One of the types of names adopted as surnames were those derived from nicknames. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name, and generally reflected some physical characteristics or other attribute of the first person that used the name. The Dechancey surname derives from the Old French word "cheaunce," which means "chance," and as such was likely originally a nickname for a gambler, for a lucky person, or ironically, for an unlucky person.

Dechancey Early Origins



The surname Dechancey was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where this distinguished family has held a family seat since ancient times.

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Dechancey Spelling Variations


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Dechancey Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Lachance, LaChance, Lachancé, Lachancée, Lachancy, Lachancey, Chancé, Chancée, Chancy, Chancey, le Chancy, le Chancey, de Chancy, de Chancey, Chancel, Chansel, Chanceau, Duchancel, Duchansel, Duchanceau, Chancelier, Lechancelier and many more.

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Dechancey Early History


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Dechancey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dechancey research. Another 285 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1263, 1406, 1412, 1423, 1407, 1409, 1644, 1420, 1428, 1484, 1507, 1600 and 1656 are included under the topic Early Dechancey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dechancey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dechancey Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was Étienne de Chancey, advisor to the duke, 1420; Hughes de Chancey, a squire, 1428; Jean de Chancey, advisor to the...

Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dechancey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Catherine and Jean Chancelier, who emigrated to Canada; Charles Chancey, who settled in Virginia with his wife and two children, in 1621; Antoine Lachance, who arrived in Quebec in 1659.

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