The English surname Chandler is an occupational name for a maker and seller of candles, from the Middle English term chandeler (Old French chandelier.) The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Matthew le Candeler, which was dated 1274, in the "Hundred Rolls of London." On February 13th 1562, the marriage of William Chandler and Agnes Gibbs took place at the Church of Harrow on the Hill, London. One of the earliest new World settlers was Arthur Chandler, who was recorded as living in Virginia on February 16th 1623. Today there are approximately 75,000 bearers of the name Chandler living in the US.