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

Lechance Early Origins



The surname Lechance 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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Lechance Spelling Variations


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Lechance 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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Lechance Early History


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Lechance Early History



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

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Lechance Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lechance 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 Lechance 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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    2. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    3. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    10. 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.
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    The Lechance Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lechance 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 19 July 2013 at 10:06.

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