First name origin & meaning:
Old French: A church official or chancellor
Last name origins & meanings:
- English: from Old French chea(u)nce ‘(good) fortune’ (a
derivative of cheoir ‘to fall (out)’, Latin cadere), a
nickname for an inveterate gambler, for someone considered fortunate
or well favored, or perhaps for someone who had survived an accident
by a remarkable piece of luck.
- Americanized form of German
Tschantz or Schantz.
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