The ancestors of the Chabdonte surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name comes from when they lived in the settlement of Chatburn
in the county of Lancashire
. Thus, Chabdonte 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 Chabdonte family
The surname Chabdonte 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 Chabdonte family
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Chabdonte Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Chabdonte include Chadbourne, Chadborn, Chadbourn, Chadburn and many more.
Early Notables of the Chabdonte family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chabdonte family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: 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..