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Chandler Family History

Chandler Name Meaning
English: occupational name for a maker and seller of candles, from Middle English cha(u)ndeler (Old French chandelier, Late Latin candelarius, a derivative of candela ‘candle’). While a medieval chandler no doubt made and sold other articles beside candles, the extended sense of modern English chandler does not occur until the 16th century. The name may also, more rarely, have denoted someone who was responsible for the lighting arrangements in a large house, or else one who owed rent in the form of wax or candles.

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

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Name Distribution of Chandler Families

  • Number of Chandler families
     334 - 665
     112 - 333
     1 - 111
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Chandler families
     1,179 - 2,355
     394 - 1,178
     1 - 393
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Chandler families
     12 - 21
     5 - 11
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Chandler Family Origin

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Chandler Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Chandler

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Chandler Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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