CHACE Family History
This interesting surname of English origin is either a metonymic occupational name for a huntsman or a nickname for an exceptionally skilled huntsman, deriving from the Middle English "chase" meaning "hunt", Old French "chaceur, chaceour" "hunter". The surname dates back to the early 14th Century, (see below). Further recordings include one John Chase (1393) "The Register of the Freemen of the city of York". Margery, daughter of Thomas and Catherine Chase, was christened on December 12th 1545 at St.