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The present generation of the Chalfont family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived in one of two parishes in the county of Buckinghamshire: Chalfont St. Giles and Chalfont St. Peter.

Chalfont Early Origins



The surname Chalfont was first found in Buckinghamshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Chalfont Spelling Variations


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Chalfont Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Chalfont include Chalfont, Chalfhunte, Chalfonte, Chalfehunt, Chaffaunt, Challfont and many more.

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Chalfont Early History


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Chalfont Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chalfont research. Another 500 words (36 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1284, 1334, 1500, 1570, 1662, and 1689 are included under the topic Early Chalfont History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chalfont Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chalfont Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Chalfont Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Chalfont were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: David Chalfent, who arrived in Mississippi in 1799.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Chalfont (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Chalfont (post 1700)



  • Frank Chalfont, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from West Virginia 2nd District, 1928

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    6. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Chalfont Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chalfont Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 9 October 2015 at 10:57.

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