Chancellor Family History
14-Day Free Trial
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 ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Chandler, Channell, Chappell, Castello, Cantillo, Chance, Cancel