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Chancey Family History

Chancey Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of the various places in France named Chancé. Americanized spelling of German Schanze, a habitational name from Schanze, a place in the Upper Rhine, or a variant of Schantz.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Chancy, Chaney, Chandley, Haney, Chance, Cheney, Hanley, Hanchey

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Where is the Chancey family from?

You can see how Chancey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Chancey family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Chancey families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 10 Chancey families living in Quebec. This was about 37% of all the recorded Chancey's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Chancey families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Chancey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Chancey ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Chancey. .

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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
    100%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Chancey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chancey 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 673 immigration records available for the last name Chancey. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Chancey. For the veterans among your Chancey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Chancey lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Chancey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Chancey in 1946 was 26, and 71 in 2004.

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