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Chantry Name Meaning

English: from Old French chanterie, a term which originally meant the singing or chanting of a mass, but later came to denote in turn the endowment of a priest to sing mass daily on behalf of the souls of the dead, the priest so endowed, and eventually the chapel where he officiated. The surname therefore may have arisen from a metonymic occupational name for the servant of a chantry priest, or possibly for the priest himself, or alternatively from a topographic name for someone who lived by a chantry chapel.

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


Similar surnames: Chard, Chant, Santry, Chandley, Canto, Chenery, Chancy, Chancey

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Where is the Chantry family from?

You can see how Chantry families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Chantry family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Chantry families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Chantry family living in Iowa Territory. This was 100% of all the recorded Chantry's in USA. Iowa Territory had the highest population of Chantry families in 1840.
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What did your Chantry ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Chantry. 22% of Chantry men worked as a Farmer. .

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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
    22%
  • Salesman
    22%
  • Foreman
    15%
  • Carpenter
    15%
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Passenger Lists

There are 470 immigration records available for the last name Chantry. 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 701 military records available for the last name Chantry. For the veterans among your Chantry ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Chantry lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Chantry life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Chantry in 1957 was 42, and 82 in 2004.

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