Chattitch History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Chattitch is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from a family once having lived at Chaddock, a hamlet in the parish in Lancashire. It is from the place-name that the surname is derived.

Early Origins of the Chattitch family

The surname Chattitch was first found in Lancashire at Chaddock, an estate in the township of Tyldesley, in the parish of Leigh. "Chaddock Hall was in possession of a family of that name in the early part of the last century [(18th century)]" [1] Listings of the family in various rolls include: Daniel Chaddocke who was listed in the Preston Guild Rolls in 1682; Ann Chaddock, of West Leigh, 1607 and Peter Chaddock, of Prescot, 1613; both listed in the Wills at Chester. The same rolls also listed John Cheydock, of Cheydock. The Lancashire Inquisitions listed John Chadocke, of Chadocke, Lancashire, 1610. [1] And many years later, Thomas Chadeck was listed in Yorkshire in 1704. [2]

One source claims there may be a relationship with the Chadwick surname as seen by the following entry: John Chadwikke alias Chaddokke who was listed in Nottinghamshire in 1554. [2] Yet another source disagrees: "Not to be confounded with Chadwick, as is done in the Index to the Preston Guild Rolls." [1]

To add to the confusion, Chadwick is a surname frequented to Lancashire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire name. Chadwick is "a hamlet and manor, in the parish and union of Bromsgrove, Upper division of the hundred of Halfshire, Droitwich and E. divisions of the county of Worcester." [3]

Important Dates for the Chattitch family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chattitch research. Another 56 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1600 and 1683 are included under the topic Early Chattitch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Chattitch Spelling Variations

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. Chattitch has been recorded under many different variations, including Chadock, Chaddock, Chaddoch, Chadoch, Chaddocke and many more.

Early Notables of the Chattitch family (pre 1700)

Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Chattitch Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Chattitch family

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 Chattitch or a variant listed above: Marie Chaddock who settled in the Island of Providence (Rhode Island) in 1635; James Chaddock settled in New England in 1699; Thomas Chaddock arrived in New England in 1705..

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Citations

  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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