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Where did the English Chittle family come from? What is the English Chittle family crest and coat of arms? When did the Chittle family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Chittle family history?The ancestors of the Chittle surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived in or near either of the settlements called Cheadle in the counties of Cheshire and Staffordshire. Chittle belongs to the class of habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Chittle include Cheadle, Chedel, Cheade, Cheatle, Cheddle, Cheatley, Chedle, Chettle and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chittle research. Another 329 words(24 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Chittle History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Chittle Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Margaret and William Cheadle settled in Virginia in 1663; Ann Cheade also settled in Virginia in that year, probably the daughter.
The Chittle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chittle 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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