Chantry Family History

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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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Chantry Family Origin

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Chantry Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Iron Worker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chantry. The most common Chantry occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Chantry's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Chantry family was Miller Owner.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Iron Worker

  • Miller Owner


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Chantry Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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 Card

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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Chantry Life Expectancy

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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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