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Chancy Name Meaning

French: habitational name, most probably from a place name derived from a Romano-Gallic estate named with the personal name Cantius + the locative suffix -acum. variant of Chancey. Variant spelling of Chancey.

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


Similar surnames: Chancey, Cheney, Chaney, Haney, Chang, Clancy, Canby, Hance, Charney

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Where is the Chancy family from?

You can see how Chancy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Chancy family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Chancy families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 15 Chancy families living in Ontario. This was about 50% of all the recorded Chancy's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Chancy families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Chancy surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Chancy ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Chancy. 25% of Chancy men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Chancy women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Chancy were Truck Driver and Housework.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    25%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    11%
  • Housewife
    11%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Housework
    9%
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Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Chancy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chancy 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 494 immigration records available for the last name Chancy. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Chancy. For the veterans among your Chancy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Chancy lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Chancy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Chancy in 1952 was 28, and 73 in 2004.

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