A chase in Merrie Olde Englande was a hunt. Cheviot Hills straddles the Anglo-Scottish border and has been known as “Chevy”. The Ballad of Chevy Chase tells the story of a large English hunting party that the Scots mistook as an invading army and attacked resulting in a bloody battle.
Yes, the once-famous comedian/actor is named for it.
Ballad of Chevy Chase William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 9-15-20