Chance Family History
Chance Name Meaning
English (West Midlands): from Middle English chea(u)nce ‘fortune luck; accident mischance’ (Old French cheance a derivative of cheoir ‘to fall (out)’ Latin cadere) perhaps used to denote a gambler or as a nickname for someone considered fortunate or well favored or perhaps for someone who had survived an accident by a remarkable piece of luck. Americanized form of German Tschantz or Schantz .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022