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Chandley Name Meaning

English (Lancashire and Cheshire): unexplained; perhaps a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place, or an altered form of Chandler. Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Schändle, either a variant of Schandel, a metonymic occupational name for a candle maker, from Middle High German schandel (from French chandelle ‘candle’), or a derogatory nickname for an evil-doer, from a diminutive of Middle High German schande ‘shame’, ‘disgrace’, ‘ignominy’.

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


Similar surnames: Chandler, Chancey, Hanley, Hackley, Chandlee, Candler, Hindley

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Where is the Chandley family from?

You can see how Chandley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Chandley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Chandley families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 10 Chandley families living in Alberta. This was about 33% of all the recorded Chandley's in Canada. Alberta and 1 other province had the highest population of Chandley families in 1911.
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What did your Chandley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Chandley. 31% of Chandley men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Chandley women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Chandley were Labor and Cook.

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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
    31%
  • Laborer
    25%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Labor
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    22%
  • Housework
    11%
  • Waitress
    8%
  • Cook
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 425 immigration records available for the last name Chandley. 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 818 military records available for the last name Chandley. For the veterans among your Chandley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Chandley lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Chandley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Chandley in 1957 was 57, and 75 in 2004.

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