Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived in London, where their name is derived from the place-name Chatworth, now lost. Before this, the name is derived from the Old English personal name Ceatta, with the suffix -worth, which means enclosure or farm. Combined, the name Chatworth meant "Ceatta's farm."
Early Origins of the Caltorthy family
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.
Early History of the Caltorthy family
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Caltorthy Spelling Variations
hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Caltorthy include Chadworth, Chatworth, Chaworth, Shadworth and others.
Early Notables of the Caltorthy family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Caltorthy family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Caltorthy were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Thomas Chadworth who settled in Virginia in 1643; John Shadworth settled in New England in 1765.
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