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