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 Duchanceaux 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.
Early Origins of the Duchanceaux family
family seat since ancient times.
Early History of the Duchanceaux family
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Duchanceaux 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.
Early Notables of the Duchanceaux family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Duchanceaux family to the New World and Oceana
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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