When Arnold Buffum Chase III was born on 11 July 1914, in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Malcom Greene Chace, was 39 and his mother, Elizabeth E Edwards, was 37. He lived in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States in 1930 and Lincoln, Providence, Rhode Island, United States in 1940. He died on 12 February 1988, in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 73.
English (southern): metonymic occupational name for a huntsman, or perhaps a nickname for an exceptionally skilled huntsman, from Middle English chase ‘hunt’ (Old French chasse, from chasser ‘to hunt’, Latin captare).
History: Thomas Chase came to MA from Chesham, Buckinghamshire, England, in the 1640s, and had many prominent descendants. Samuel Chase, born in Somerset County, MD, in 1741, was one of the first members of the US Supreme Court; Philander Chase, born in Cornish, NH, in 1741 was a prominent Episcopal clergyman, and his nephew Salmon Portland Chase (1808–73), also born in Cornish, was governor of OH, a US senator, and secretary of the US Treasury during the Civil War.