Charnach History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Charnach is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when a family lived in Charnock. It was established there in a pair of townships in Standish in the county of Lancashire. This surname is derived from the Old English Charnok which means one who lives beside the pile of stones. Often times this pile of stones served a primitive marker to establish borders for villages or counties.
Early Origins of the Charnach family
The surname Charnach was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Important Dates for the Charnach family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Charnach research. Another 80 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1526, 1581, 1588, 1645, 1614, 1587, 1648, 1624, 1628, 1680, 1630, 1693, 1656, 1690, 1663, 1696, 1696, 1670 and 1734 are included under the topic Early Charnach History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Charnach Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Charnach family name include Chernock, Charnock, Chernick, Chernocke and many more.
Early Notables of the Charnach family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Thomas Charnock (c.1526-1581), an English alchemist and occultist who devoted his life to the quest for the Philosopher's Stone; Roger Charnock (1588-1645), an English politician, Member of Parliament for Newton in 1614; Thomas Charnock (1587-1648), an English politician, Member of Parliament for Newton in 1624; Stephen Charnock (1628-1680), an English Puritan Presbyterian clergyman; and Job Charnock (c.1630-1693), an English merchant. He joined the East India Company in 1656, and became chief agent. In...
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Migration of the Charnach family
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Charnach surname or a spelling variation of the name include : John Charnocke, who came to Virginia in 1643; Captain John Charnock of Bedford, who settled in Boston in 1710; Mary Charnock, who settled in Georgia in 1732.
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