Challen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Challen family

The surname Challen was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France where this illustrious family held a family seat from ancient times.

Important Dates for the Challen family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Challen research. Another 439 words (31 lines of text) covering the years 1039, 1065, 1240, 1228, 1303, 1316, 1418, 1462, 1473, 1498, 1530, 1647, 1665, 1303, 1316, 1659 and 1721 are included under the topic Early Challen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Challen Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Chalon, Challon, Chalont, Chalons, Challont, Challons, Chalen, Chalan, Challan, Challen, Challan, Chalant, Challant, Chaland, Challand, Chalans, Challans and many more.

Early Notables of the Challen family (pre 1700)

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Challen migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Challen Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • William Challen, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Eliza" in 1840 [1]
  • Charlotte Challen, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Eliza" in 1840 [1]
  • Henry Challen, aged 31, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Macedon" in 1849 [2]
  • Ellen Challen, aged 30, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Macedon" in 1849 [2]
  • Charlotte Challen, aged 5, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Macedon" in 1849 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Challen (post 1700)

  • James Challen (b. 1787), English cricketer
  • James Challen (1825-1900), English cricketer
  • Albert Charles Challen (1847-1881), British painter
  • Dr Craig Challen, Australian technical diver and cave explorer, recipient of the Oztek 2009 Diver of the Year Award
  • John Bonamy Challen (1863-1937), English cricketer who made 52 first-class appearances
  • Charles Challen (1894-1960), British barrister and Conservative politician
  • Colin Robert Challen (b. 1953), British Labour Party politician
  • Challen W. Waychoff, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1928 [3]

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Citations

  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ELIZA 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Eliza.htm
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The MACEDON 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Macedon.htm
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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