Daniel Challis

Male28 September 1789–

Brief Life History of Daniel

Daniel Challis was christened on 28 September 1789 as the son of Thomas Challis and Martha.

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    Name Meaning

    English (southeastern England and East Anglia), of Norman origin: habitational name from either Écalles-Alix (Seine-Maritime), Écalles (in Estouteville-Écalles, Seine-Maritime), or Escalles (Pas-de-Calais). The Norman surname is recorded as de Scalers, Latinized as de Scalariis, which contains the plural form of Late Latin scalaria ‘ladder, staircase, stile’. It may have been used as a variant of scala and scalae in the naming of one or more of these places, the modern forms of which derive from scala(e); see Scales 2.

    English (southwestern), of Norman origin: habitational name, a shortened form of Challons, from Chalon-sur-Saône or Châlons-sur-Marne in France.

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

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