Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.
There are approximately 4,795 people named Challis in the UK. That makes it the 2,188th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 76 are named Challis.
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Related and similar surnamesChalas
The Challis surname in historical dictionaries
An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names (1857)
Patronymica Britannica (1860)
Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.