87,551 CHANDLER members around the world
CHANDLER Family HistoryThis interesting surname is of early medieval English origin, and is an occupational name for a maker or seller of candles. The derivation is from the Middle English "cha(u)ndeler", ultimately from the Old French "chandelier", Late Latin "candelarius", a derivative of "candela" a candle, from "candere" to be bright, with the agent suffix "-er", one who does or works with (something). The name may also, more rarely, have denoted someone who was responsible for the lighting arrangements in a large house, or else one who owed rent in the form of wax or candles. Job-descriptive surnames originally denoted the actual occupation of the namebearer, and later became hereditary...
Who have we missed?
Tell us about any famous CHANDLER (or surname variant) you think we should add here. We will get our genealogists to check them out and add them to the list. Thanks!
Join the conversation with the CHANDLER tribe
- Find your CHANDLER ancestor
- Tell us about your CHANDLER Family
- Tell us about your CHANDLER ancestors
- Ask a question about the CHANDLER history
- Leave a message for CHANDLER family members
Areas of Origin for CHANDLER
Invite more CHANDLER family members!
Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the CHANDLER tribe.
Family Coat of Arms Generator
Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?Create Crest
Discover about where the CHANDLER live around the world
Explore where tribe members live today!