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Chance Family History

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

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4,559 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Chance Families

  • Number of Chance families
     95 - 188
     32 - 94
     1 - 31
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Chance families
     263 - 523
     88 - 262
     1 - 87
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Chance families
     4 - 6
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Chance Family Origin

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Chance Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Chance

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Chance Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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