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Where did the English Chinn family come from? What is the English Chinn family crest and coat of arms? When did the Chinn family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Chinn family history?The ancient roots of the Chinn family are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Chinn comes from when the family lived near a crevice, chasm, or canyon. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Old English word chine, that comes from the Old English word "cinu," meaning fissure, or chasm. The surname meant "dweller by the ravine."
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Chinn has been recorded under many different variations, including Ching, Chinn, Chine, Chynne, Shin, Shinn, Attechine and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chinn research. Another 265 words(19 lines of text) covering the years 1243, 1273, 1275, 1803, and 1804 are included under the topic Early Chinn History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Chinn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Chinn or a variant listed above:
Chinn Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Chinn Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Chinn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chinn 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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