Chaddocke History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the name Chaddocke date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence at Chaddock, a hamlet in the parish in Lancashire. It is from the place-name that the surname is derived.

Early Origins of the Chaddocke family

The surname Chaddocke 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]

Important Dates for the Chaddocke family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chaddocke research. Another 56 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1600 and 1683 are included under the topic Early Chaddocke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Chaddocke Spelling Variations

Chaddocke 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. Many variations of the name Chaddocke have been found, including Chadock, Chaddock, Chaddoch, Chadoch, Chaddocke and many more.

Early Notables of the Chaddocke family (pre 1700)

Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Chaddocke Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Chaddocke migration to the United States

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 Chaddockes to arrive on North American shores:

Chaddocke Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Charles Chaddocke, who landed in New England in 1656 [4]

Citations

  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  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)
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