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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


Similar surnames: Hance, Cane, Chancey, Chase, Choice, Chene, Dance, Lance, France

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Chance Family Origin

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Chance Family Occupations

What did your Chance ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chance. A less common occupation for the Chance family was Farm Laborer. The most common Chance occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Chance's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%

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Chance Historical Records

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Chance Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, Chance life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Chance in 1941 was 31, and 78 in 2004.

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United States

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