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From the historical and enchanting region of France emerged a multitude of notable family names, including that of the distinguished lachance 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 lachance 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.

lachance Early Origins



The surname lachance 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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lachance Spelling Variations


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lachance 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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lachance Early History


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lachance Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lachance 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 lachance History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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lachance Early Notables (pre 1700)


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lachance 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 lachance 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 were:

lachance Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • G. L. LaChance, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1836

lachance Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Antoine Lachance, who arrived in Quebec in 1659
  • Antoine Pepin dit Lachance (1632-1703) married Marie Teste in Canada in 1659

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Contemporary Notables of the name lachance (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name lachance (post 1700)



  • Craig LaChance, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Idaho, 1972
  • Janice R. Lachance, American 13th chief executive of the Special Libraries Association and a former Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (1997-2001)
  • Scott Lachance (b. 1972), American professional NHL hockey player who played from 1991 to 2007
  • George Joseph "Candy" LaChance (1870-1932), American Major League Baseball player who played between 1893 and 1905
  • Jason Lachance, Canadian gold and two-time silver medalist Paralympic wheelchair racer at the 2000 Summer Olympics
  • Georges- C. Lachance (b. 1926), Canadian politician, Member of Parliament for Lafontaine (1962-1974)
  • Walter William LaChance (b. 1870), Canadian architect from Brockville, Ontario who principally designed rural schools throughout Ontario and Saskatchewan
  • Michel Lachance (b. 1955), Canadian professional NHL hockey player for the Colorado Rockies (1976-1980)
  • Claude-André Lachance (b. 1954), Canadian lawyer and politician, Member of the Canadian Parliament for Lafontaine (1974-1979)
  • Arthur Lachance (1868-1945), Canadian politician, Member of the Canadian Parliament for Quebec-Centre (1905-1917)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    6. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    11. ...

    The lachance Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The lachance Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 9 May 2016 at 11:02.

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