Chant Family History

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Chant Name Meaning

French: from Old French chant ‘song’, applied as a metonymic occupational name for a singer in a chantry, or possibly as a nickname for a noted songster.

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

Similar surnames: Chain, Chantry, Chapp, Chait, Dechant, Wyant, Crank, Cano, Chino

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Chant Family Origin

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Chant Family Occupations

What did your Chant ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Chant family was Charwoman. The most common Chant occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 10% of Chant's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Laundress were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chant.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Laundress

  • Charwoman


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

Chant Historical Records

What Chant family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 39,000 census records available for the last name Chant. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chant 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Chant. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Chant. For the veterans among your Chant ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Chant Life Expectancy

What is the average Chant lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Chant life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Chant in 1948 was 41, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Chant

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Chant 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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