Chadben is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Chadben family once lived in the settlement of Chatburn
in the county of Lancashire
. Thus, Chadben 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 Chadben family
The surname Chadben 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 Chadben family
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Chadben Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Chadben family name include Chadbourne, Chadborn, Chadbourn, Chadburn and many more.
Early Notables of the Chadben family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chadben family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Chadben surname or a spelling variation of the name include: 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..