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Chant Family History

Chant Name Meaning

French: from Old French chant ‘song’, applied as a metonymic occupational name for a singer in a chantry, or possibly as a nickname for a noted songster.

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

Similar surnames: Chain, Chantry, Chapp, Chait, Dechant, Wyant, Crank, Cano, Chino

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Where is the Chant family from?

You can see how Chant families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Chant family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Chant families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Chant family living in Michigan. This was 100% of all the recorded Chant's in the USA. Michigan had the highest population of Chant families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Chant surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Chant ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Chant. 24% of Chant men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Chant women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Chant were Truck Driver and Bookkeeper.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Saleswoman
  • Bookkeeper
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Census Records

There are 39,000 census records available for the last name Chant. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chant census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Chant. 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 Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Chant. For the veterans among your Chant ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Chant lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Chant life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Chant in 1948 was 41, and 82 in 2004.

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