The ancestors of the bearers of the Calderston family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England
. They were first found in the tithing of Chilson, which is in the parish of Charlbury in Oxfordshire.
Early Origins of the Calderston family
The surname Calderston was first found in Oxfordshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Calderston family
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Calderston Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Calderston include Chilson, Childerstone, Childeston, Childerson, Chelsum, Chelson and many more.
Early Notables of the Calderston family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Calderston family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Calderston or a variant listed above: Brown Chilson, who arrived in America sometime between 1760 and 1765; and Swan Chelson, who came to Kansas in 1888.