Chandler (surname)

Chandler (given name) Bruce Chandler Samuel Chandler

Chandler, and its variant spellings, is a family name that originated as an occupational surname in medieval England. It applied to a person involved in making or selling candles and similar articles. The earliest records as a surname are of Matthew le Candeler in London in 1274 and William le Chandeler in Essex in 1275.[1] In the 1881 census of England, the surname Chandler was apparently used by over 0.3% of the population.[2]

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Surnames in every country have continued to develop, often leading to a great range of variation of the original spelling, throughout the centiuries.[3] A variation of the Chandler surname have been observed including, Chandelar, Chandeler, Chandeleur, Chandelor, Chander, Chanders, Chandlar, Chandlen, Chandlers, Chandles, Chandless, Chandley, Chandlor, Chandly, Chandor, Chanelar, Chaneler, Chaneley, Channeller, Chanelor, Chanler, Chanley, Chanlor, Channellor, Channiler, Chansler, Chantler, Chantller, Chaundflower (probably a mistranscription/mistranslation of Chaundeleur i.e. Chaundeleur becomes Chaundfleur becomes Chaundflower), Chaundeler, Chaundler, Chaundeler, Chaundeleur, Chauntler and Chawner.[4][5]

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References

  1. ^ Reaney, P.H. (1961), "Chandler", A Dictionary of British Surnames, London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, p. 65
  2. ^ "About the Chandler One-Name Study". Retrieved 5 September 2013.
  3. ^ "Last name: Chandler". Retrieved 5 September 2013.
  4. ^ Ebe Chandler McCabe Jr. Celtic Warrior Descendants: A Genetic and Cultural History of a Rural American Family. iUniverse, 2011. p. 13. ISBN 9781450293648. Retrieved 13 September 2013.
  5. ^ "Chandler- One name study". Retrieved 5 September 2013.