Elisha Chandler

about 1825–

The Life of Elisha

Elisha Chandler was born about 1825 as the son of Elizabeth Norwood.

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Elizabeth Norwood
1803–1850
Mary Ann Chandler
1823–
Catherine D. Norwood
1824–1870
Elisha Chandler
1825–
James Chandler
1830–

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Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a maker and seller of candles, from Middle English cha(u)ndeler (Old French chandelier, Late Latin candelarius, a derivative of candela ‘candle’). While a medieval chandler no doubt made and sold other articles beside candles, the extended sense of modern English chandler does not occur until the 16th century. 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.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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