Submitted Surname Revision History

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12/11/2023, 8:47 PM myre36915 Added North Carolina after the word county.
12/10/2023, 3:50 PM myre36915

Name Chavis
Type Surname
Usage Lumbee
Edit Status Statusnot set

Meaning & History

The earliest possibly record of this is from 1728. The spelling at the time was possibly different. It was the surname of freed servant mulatto servant named Will Chaviss. In 1900 census of Robeson County, North Carolina the word was self-identified as a Lumbee last name.
Added 12/10/2023 by myre36915