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Where did the English Chicken family come from? What is the English Chicken family crest and coat of arms? When did the Chicken family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Chicken family history?The name Chicken is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Chicken was a name used for a person with the characteristics of a chicken. From the Old English word cicen, for chicken.
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Chicken include Chickin, Chiken, Chikin, Chicken, Chickerin and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chicken research. Another 407 words(29 lines of text) covering the years 1210, 1212, 1273, 1500, and 1650 are included under the topic Early Chicken History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Chicken Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Chicken were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
Chicken Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Chicken Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The Chicken Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chicken Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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