Chase Family History

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Chase Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a huntsman, or rather a nickname for an exceptionally skilled huntsman, from Middle English chase ‘hunt’ (Old French chasse, from chasser ‘to hunt’, Latin captare). Southern French: topographic name for someone who lived in or by a house, probably the occupier of the most distinguished house in the village, from a southern derivative of Latin casa ‘hut’, ‘cottage’, ‘cabin’.

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

Similar surnames: Chasse, Case, Hase, Clare, Close, Halse, Cale, Char, Kase, Hast

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Chase Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Chase name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Chase. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • France


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Chase Family Origin

Where is the Chase family from?

Chase Family Occupations

What did your Chase ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chase. A less common occupation for the Chase family was Carpenter. The most common Chase occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Chase's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Chase ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Chase Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 385,000 census records available for the last name Chase. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chase census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 33,000 immigration records available for the last name Chase. 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 85,000 military records available for the last name Chase. For the veterans among your Chase ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Chase Life Expectancy

What is the average Chase lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Chase life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Chase in 1942 was 27, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Chase ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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