Chancy Family History

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Chancy Name Meaning

French: habitational name, most probably from a place name derived from a Romano-Gallic estate named with the personal name Cantius + the locative suffix -acum. variant of Chancey. Variant spelling of Chancey.

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

Similar surnames: Chancey, Cheney, Chaney, Haney, Chang, Clancy, Canby, Hance, Charney

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Chancy Family Origin

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Chancy Family Occupations

What did your Chancy ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Chancy occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Chancy's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Chancy family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chancy.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Chancy ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Chancy Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Chancy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chancy census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 494 immigration records available for the last name Chancy. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Chancy. For the veterans among your Chancy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Chancy Life Expectancy

What is the average Chancy lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Chancy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Chancy in 1952 was 28, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Chancy

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Chancy ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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