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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

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Chancellor Family Origin

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Chancellor Family Occupations

What did your Chancellor ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Chancellor occupation in the UK was Farmer. 5% of Chancellor's were Farmers. Farmer, Grocer & Draper and Lodging House Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chancellor. A less common occupation for the Chancellor family was Plasterer.

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  • Farmer

    5%
  • Grocer & Draper

    5%
  • Lodging House Keeper

    5%
  • Plasterer

    5%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Chancellor ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Chancellor Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Chancellor. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chancellor census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Chancellor. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Chancellor. For the veterans among your Chancellor ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Chancellor Life Expectancy

What is the average Chancellor lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Chancellor life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Chancellor in 1945 was 29, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Chancellor

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Chancellor ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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