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Charter Surname History




Early Origins of the Charter family


The surname Charter was first found in Devon, where they held a family seat from early times after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Early History of the Charter family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Charter research.
Another 223 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1166, 1249, 1296, 1361, 1593, 1597, 1621, 1625, 1628, 1639, 1641, 1523, 1527, 1467, 1565, 1628, 1599, 1620, 1625, 1700 and are included under the topic Early Charter History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Charter Spelling Variations


In Medieval times, spelling and translation were not nearly so highly developed as today. They were generally carried out according to the sound and intuition of the bearer. For that reason spelling variations are extremely common among early Scottish names. Charter has been spelled Charteris, Charters, Charter, Charteres, Chartteris, Chartters and many more.

Early Notables of the Charter family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Charter family to Ireland


Some of the Charter family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 69 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Charter family to the New World and Oceana


Unrest, poverty, and persecution caused thousands to look for opportunity and freedom in the North American colonies. The crossing was long, overcrowded, and unsanitary, though, and came only at great expense. Many Strathclyde families settled on the east coast of North America in communities that would form the backbone of what would become the great nations of the United States and Canada. The American War of Independence caused those who remained loyal to England to move north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the 20th century, Strathclyde and other Scottish families across North America began to recover their collective heritage through highland games and Clan societies. Among them:

Charter Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Charter, who settled in Virginia in 1638

Charter Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J. Charter settled in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Mrs. Geo. Charter, aged 35, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895
  • A. B. Charter, aged 27, who landed in America from London, in 1896

Charter Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Wesley J. Charter, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States, in 1907
  • Edward George Charter, aged 26, who emigrated to America from London, England, in 1908
  • Frank Charter, aged 10, who landed in America from Ossett, England, in 1909
  • George Charter, aged 13, who emigrated to the United States from England, in 1909
  • Phyllis Charter, aged 10, who settled in America from London, England, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Charter Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Jane Charter, aged 19, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Navarino" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Navarino.htm

Charter Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Henry Charter, aged 23, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alumbagh" in 1875

Contemporary Notables of the name Charter (post 1700)


  • Mildred Charter, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1956 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Marshall E. Charter, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Ellington; Elected 1906 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Bernard E. Charter, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Milford, 1930 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Alfred U. Charter, American Democrat politician, First Selectman of Ellington, Connecticut, 1896; Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Ellington, 1916 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Charter D. Stinespring, American Republican politician, Chair of Doddridge County Republican Party, 1969-75 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

See Also



Citations


  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Navarino.htm
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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