Brief Family History
Spelling variations include: Chase, Chases, Chasey, Chace, Chaces, Chacey, Chaise, Chaises and many more.
First found in Essex where they held a family seat from very ancient times.
Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: Aquilla, and his brother, Thomas, who were born in Chesham in Buckinghamshire, England, between 1580 and 1585; settled in Hampton, firstly, then Newburyport. Aquilla and his wife Ann (Wheeler) had many children, and they were mostly fisher people with trawlers off the coast of Maine. Other notables of the same family name who landed were Lt. Isaac Chase, 1675.
Motto: Ne cede malis.
Motto Translated: Yield not to adversity.
Crest: A griffin's head holding a key.
Coat of Arms: Red shield with four gold crosses and on a blue lion passant on a gold canton.