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Chandler One-Name Study


Chandler One-Name Study

Studying the surname Chandler and variants, world-wide

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The Coat of Arms displayed above is reproduced here with the permission of The Tallow Chandlers Company. Chandler is an occupational surname - examples are tallow chandlers, wax chandlers, corn chandlers and ship chandlers. At one time, the term "chandler" was frequently used in newspapers to mean "grocer". More details are provided on the web site

Discussion Forum

Chandler family in PA

Started by Kate Steere. Last reply by Kate Steere Aug 13, 2009. 2 Replies

Chandler through Hess

Started by Deborah Ann (Dorscher) Anderson. Last reply by Deborah Ann (Dorscher) Anderson Jul 17, 2009. 2 Replies

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Comment by Dick Chandler on July 4, 2010 at 10:46pm
Thanks, Kayellen - I do hope that you are able to get a copy of the actual Will.
Comment by kayellen stakes on June 11, 2010 at 10:01am
Hello Mr. Chandler,
All I have is the abstract from Will's and Administrations Accomack County VS 1663-1800 by Stratton Nottingham and the information from Virginia Navy in the American Revolution. Sorry for the Typo in the first paragraph naming him "Edmund Parker" I will work on getting a copy of the actual will.
Comment by Dick Chandler on June 11, 2010 at 12:45am
Hi Kayellen
Do you have a copy of Richard Parker's will? If you will send it to me at I will see what I can do.
Best wishes
Dick Chandler
Comment by kayellen stakes on June 9, 2010 at 5:31pm
Hi There,

I am trying to find the Chandler connection to my family tree. All I know is Edmund Chandler married Mary Ann Parker. Mary Ann is listed in her fathers will (1811) as; daughter Mary Ann, Wife of Edmund Parker.
Thats one and only connection to the Chandlers.

"According to the book “Virginia navy in the Revolution”
1st Lt. Richard Parker served on the “Diligence Galley”. He was Commander after the Captain resigned. He was at sea for several years with Michael Parker before the war and served until May of 1780. He died 11 Nov.1811. Richard Parkers heirs in 1832 were; Mary Ann, wife of Edmund Chandler. Henry and James Stakes, children of Nancy Stakes. Mary Ann Chandler and Nancy Stakes are listed as the daughters of 1st Lt. Richard Parker."

I am the Great gr. gr. gr. grand daughter of Nancy Stakes, so not connected by blood to the Chandlers.
Comment by Dick Chandler on May 25, 2010 at 3:25pm
Claudia - maybe it would be best to continue this discussion directly - please e-mail me at and I'll see if I can help. Let me know what kind of DNA test was done, and with which laboratory. Regards Dick
Comment by Claudia Rush on May 25, 2010 at 3:07pm
Hi Dick,
Already have dna but haven't a clue how to connect with surnames. Claudia
Comment by Dick Chandler on May 25, 2010 at 1:22pm
Welcome, Claudia Rush. I am interested in your Chandler line - I have not heard those names before. Who do you think the earlier, undocumented Chandlers were? Are you in touch with any living male Chandler relatives? A DNA test could positively connect you to one of the early Chandler immigrants. Best wishes. Dick
Comment by Claudia Rush on May 25, 2010 at 11:21am
Hi Folks,
I'm new. My Chandlers are the South Carolina and Florida branch. Farmers mostly. George Livingston Chandler 1863-1913 m. Virgiline Carroll 1899. Joseph Cunningham Chandler 1835-1911 m. Sara 1854 D Averett. I can go further back but nothing with documentation so far.
Comment by Gary Smith on December 28, 2009 at 6:45pm
My first Chandler, John Chaundler [1600-1659], arrived in Jamestowne, Virginia Colony on Sunday, 10 June 1610 with the the 3rd Supply expedition led by Sir Thomas West, Lord De La Warre [who gave a name to a native tribe, a river and a colony: 'Delaware']. John was a servant indentured to Ensign Thomas Willoughby (who had a son his age), landing at Jamestowne on Sunday, 10 June 1610. Coincidentally, the iconic Capt. John Smith's family had rented farmland from the Willoughby family in Lincolnshire, near the village of Willoughby, where he was born brought up.
Comment by Dick Chandler on December 27, 2009 at 2:32am
Hi Scott
I remember corresponding with you when I lived in England, and again in 2008 after I had moved to Canada. I also have a copy of George Chandler's book on William and Annis.
Best wishes
Dick Chandler

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