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Origins of the Chandler surname

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About the Chandlers

We have a total number of 117462 records for people with the last name Chandler.

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Alternative variations of the name Chandler

Chandler, Candler, Chantler, Chandlar, Shandler

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Where do most Chandlers live?

In 1921, most Chandlers lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Chandlers

How common is your surname?

411th most common surname in the UK

We have 102,000 records for the Chandler surname. The oldest one dates back to 1220.

Who were Chandlers most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Joneses

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What are the most common Chandler first names?

  • William
  • John
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Chandler family members

Common jobs for Chandlers

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Chandlers in 1921
Dressmaker

444

Laundress

433

Domestic Servant

283

General Servant Domestic

269

House Servant

202

Common Male occupations for Chandlers in 1921
Agricultural Labourer

611

General Labourer

491

Carpenter

434

Farm Labourer

363

Gardener

301

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