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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

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Chance Family Origin

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Chance Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%

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

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Chance Life Expectancy

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Famous Chance Family

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Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
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Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)

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Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
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