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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Chantry

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Chant"ry
  1. An endowment or foundation for the chanting of masses and offering of prayers, commonly for the founder.
  2. A chapel or altar so endowed.

Etymology: OF. chanterie, fr. chanter to sing

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A chapel endowed for singing Masses for the soul of the donor
  2. An endowment for the singing of Masses

Middle English, from Old French chanterie, from chanter (“to sing”).

  1. An endowment for the maintenance of a priest to sing a daily mass for the souls of specified people
  2. A chapel set up for this purpose

Notable Persons With the Last Name Chantry

Bastien Chantry is a sports team member for the R.F.C. Tournai.


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Popularity of Chantry as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Chantry U.S.
  White 91.55% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.75% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.75% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.79% 16.26%

Of Last Name Chantry

People with the last name Chantry are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Chantry

  • How Popular is the name Chantry? Chantry is the 31,199th most popular name of all time. As a last name Chantry was the 59,017th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Chantry have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 146 babies born with the first name Chantry in the United States. That's more than enough people named Chantry to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Chantry? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1978 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Chantry first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Chantry is Monday, March 29th, 1897.
  • What year had the most people named Chantry born? The highest recorded use of the first name Chantry was in 1989 with a total of 15 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Chantry: Your name in reverse order is Yrtnahc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Chyntar. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Chantry? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 343 people with the last name Chantry.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Chantry? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Chantry as their last name since less than 1 person in 833k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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