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Chance Name Meaning

English: from Old French chea(u)nce ‘(good) fortune’ (a derivative of cheoir ‘to fall (out)’, Latin cadere), a nickname for an inveterate gambler, 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 ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Hance, Cane, Chancey, Chase, Choice, Chene, Dance, Lance, France

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Chance Family Origin

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Chance Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    4%
  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%
  • Clay Miner

    3%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Chance family was Clay Miner. The most common Chance occupation in the UK was Labourer. 4% of Chance's were Labourers. Labourer, Coal Miner and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chance.

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Chance Historical Records

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Chance Life Expectancy

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Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
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Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)

Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
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