name Chabdont comes from the family having resided in the settlement of Chatburn
in the county of Lancashire
. Thus, Chabdont is a member of the class of habitation
surnames, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Chabdont family
The surname Chabdont was first found in Lancashire
at Chatburn, a district chapelry and a township, in the parish of Whalley. This township is situated on the Ribble river and takes its name from one of the most distinguished characters of that time, St Chad (d. 672) a prominent 7th century Anglo-Saxon
churchman and abbot of several monasteries; Bishop of the Northumbrians; and later Bishop of the Mercians and Lindsey People. The township has remained relatively small through the ages as by the end of the 19th century it had only 500 inhabitants.
Early History of the Chabdont family
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Chabdont Spelling Variations
Chabdont has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Chadbourne, Chadborn, Chadbourn, Chadburn and many more.
Early Notables of the Chabdont family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chabdont family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Chabdonts to arrive on North American shores: William and Humphrey Chadborn who settled in New Hampshire
in 1630; both of these gentlemen spelled their name with 'bourne' and 'burne' in addition to many registrations in 'born'. C. Chadburn arrived in San Francisco Cal. in 1850..