John Chandler

about 1627–
England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

John Chandler was born about 1627, in England, United Kingdom. He had at least 2 sons with Emma Billett.

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John Chandler
1627–
Emma Billett
1529–
Richard Chandler
1555–
Walter Chandler
1556–

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(2)

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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