Chandley Family History

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Chandley Name Meaning

English (Lancashire and Cheshire): unexplained; perhaps a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place, or an altered form of Chandler. Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Schändle, either a variant of Schandel, a metonymic occupational name for a candle maker, from Middle High German schandel (from French chandelle ‘candle’), or a derogatory nickname for an evil-doer, from a diminutive of Middle High German schande ‘shame’, ‘disgrace’, ‘ignominy’.

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


Similar surnames: Chandler, Chancey, Hanley, Hackley, Chandlee, Candler, Hindley

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Chandley Family Origin

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Chandley Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Machinist

    8%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Chandley family was Machinist. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chandley. The most common Chandley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Chandley's were Farmers.

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