Chaddok History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the name Chaddok date back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Chaddok family 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 Chaddok family

The surname Chaddok 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 Chaddok family

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

Chaddok Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Chaddok are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Chaddok include: Chadock, Chaddock, Chaddoch, Chadoch, Chaddocke and many more.

Early Notables of the Chaddok family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Chaddok family

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Chaddok or a variant listed above: Marie Chaddock who settled in the Island of Providence (Rhode Island) in 1635; James Chaddock settled in New England in 1699; Thomas Chaddock arrived in New England in 1705..

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.
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