Last name: CHALLIS

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CHALLIS : This last name is indexed 23,588 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

CHALLIS : 1: 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 2.2: English (southwestern) of Norman origin: habitational name a shortened form of Challons from Chalon-sur-Saône or Châlons-sur-Marne in France.

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