Chandler, an occupational surname, was originally used to denote men working as candle makers in various townships across England. As a result, people named Chandler in the different locations probably were not related to each other.
Today, the Chandler One-Name Studyestimates there are about 150 genetically distinct Chandler lines distributed around the world. The Chandler DNA Projecthas identified more than 50 distinct DNA "fingerprints" (haplotypes). As more and more Chandlers from around the world participate in the project, identification of the remaining lines will continue in an ongoing, gradual process. The Chandler Family Associationwelcomes anyone who is interested in Chandler genealogy.