Show ContentsChaddock History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The lineage of the name Chaddock begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived at Chaddock, a hamlet in the parish in Lancashire. It is from the place-name that the surname is derived.

Early Origins of the Chaddock family

The surname Chaddock was first found in Lancashire at Chaddock, an estate in the township of Tyldesley, in the parish of Leigh. "Chaddock Hall was in possession of a family of that name in the early part of the last century [(18th century)]" [1]

Listings of the family in various rolls include: Daniel Chaddocke who was listed in the Preston Guild Rolls in 1682; Ann Chaddock, of West Leigh, 1607 and Peter Chaddock, of Prescot, 1613; both listed in the Wills at Chester. The same rolls also listed John Cheydock, of Cheydock. The Lancashire Inquisitions listed John Chadocke, of Chadocke, Lancashire, 1610. [1]

And many years later, Thomas Chadeck was listed in Yorkshire in 1704. [2] One source claims there may be a relationship with the Chadwick surname as seen by the following entry: John Chadwikke alias Chaddokke who was listed in Nottinghamshire in 1554. [2]

Yet another source disagrees: "Not to be confounded with Chadwick, as is done in the Index to the Preston Guild Rolls." [1]

To add to the confusion, Chadwick is a surname frequented to Lancashire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire name. Chadwick is "a hamlet and manor, in the parish and union of Bromsgrove, Upper division of the hundred of Halfshire, Droitwich and E. divisions of the county of Worcester." [3]

Early History of the Chaddock family

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Chaddock Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Chaddock has undergone many spelling variations, including Chadock, Chaddock, Chaddoch, Chadoch, Chaddocke and many more.

Early Notables of the Chaddock family (pre 1700)

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United States Chaddock migration to the United States +

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Chaddock were among those contributors:

Chaddock Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Marie Chaddock, aged 20, who arrived in Isla de Providencia in 1635 aboard the ship "Expectation" [4]
  • William Chaddock, who arrived in New England in 1662 [4]
  • Thomas Chaddock, who landed in Newbury, Massachusetts in 1674 [4]
  • James Chaddock, aged 22, who landed in New England in 1699 [4]
Chaddock Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Thomas Chaddock, who arrived in New England in 1705
  • James Chaddock, who arrived in Virginia in 1713 [4]

Australia Chaddock migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Chaddock Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • William Chaddock, aged 38, a carpenter, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Sir Edward Parry" [5]
  • William Chaddock, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sir Edward Parry" in 1849 [5]
  • Sarah Chaddock, aged 18, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Nabob"

New Zealand Chaddock migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Chaddock Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Bartholomew Chaddock, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863 [6]
  • Mr. Bartholomew Chaddock, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Gertrude" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 9th February 1863 [7]

Contemporary Notables of the name Chaddock (post 1700) +

  • Professor Dennis Chaddock, University of Technology at Loughborough
  • Olin Chaddock Wilson (1909-1994), American astronomer, stellar spectroscopist, awarded the Henry Norris Russell Lectureship in 1977 and the Bruce Medal in 1984

Arrow Air Flight 1285
  • Mr. Garett R Chaddock (1966-1985), aged 19, American Private 1st Class from Lake Isabella, California, USA who died in the Arrow Air Flight 1285 crash [8]

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  2. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  4. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  5. State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The SIR EDWARD PARRY 1849. Retrieved from
  6. New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 12th December 2018). Retrieved from
  7. New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from
  8. American War Memorials - Flight 1285. (Retrieved 2016, August 24) . Retrieved from on Facebook