A male given name, transferred use of the surname.
Origin of chandler
Middle English chaundelerfrom Old French chandelierfrom Vulgar Latin candēlāriusfrom Latin candēlacandlecandle
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Old French chandelier, from Medieval Latin candelarius (“a candle-maker; a candlestick”), from the Latincandela (“a candle”); confer the English term candle.
Chandler Sentence Examples
Amongst those who replied to him were Richard Bentley, Edward Chandler, bishop of Lichfield, and Thomas Sherlock, afterwards bishop of London, who also attacked Woolston.
At New York, in order to earn a living, he became first a chandler, and afterwards a trading skipper, returning to Italy in 1854 with a small fortune, and purchasing the island of Caprera, on which he built the house thenceforth his home.