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Chancellor Family History

Chancellor Name Meaning

English and Scottish: status name for a secretary or administrative official from Old French chancelier Late Latin cancellarius ‘usher (in a law court)’. The King's Chancellor was one of the highest officials in the land but the term was also used to denote the holder of a variety of offices in the medieval world such as the secretary or record keeper in a minor manorial household. In some cases the name undoubtedly originated as a nickname or as an occupational name for someone in the service of such an official.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Chandler, Channell, Chappell, Castello, Cantillo, Chance, Cancel

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Where is the Chancellor family from?

You can see how Chancellor families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Chancellor family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Chancellor families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 5 Chancellor families living in British Columbia. This was about 56% of all the recorded Chancellor's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Chancellor families in 1911.
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What did your Chancellor ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Chancellor. 100% of Chancellor men worked as a Farmer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Chancellor. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chancellor census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Chancellor. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Chancellor. For the veterans among your Chancellor ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Chancellor lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Chancellor life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Chancellor in 1945 was 29, and 75 in 2004.

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