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The surname Chaloner is derived from the Old English word "chaloun," which means "blanket." This word comes from the place named Châlons-sur-Marne, a prosperous industrial center in Europe, where these items were produced. The name is thought to have been occupational for someone who made or sold blankets or coverlets. The surname Chaloner may also be a local surname given to someone who came from this place.

Chaloner Early Origins



The surname Chaloner was first found in Powys (Welsh: Powys), a Welsh Kingdom in post-Roman times, now a county of Wales created by joining the former counties of Montgomeryshire, Radnorshire, and Breconshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Chaloner Spelling Variations


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Chaloner Spelling Variations



Welsh surnames are relatively few in number, but they have an inordinately large number of spelling variations. There are many factors that explain the preponderance of Welsh variants, but the earliest is found during the Middle Ages when Welsh surnames came into use. Scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, which often resulted in a single person's name being inconsistently recorded over his lifetime. The transliteration of Welsh names into English also accounts for many of the spelling variations: the unique Brythonic Celtic language of the Welsh had many sounds the English language was incapable of accurately reproducing. It was also common for members of a same surname to change their names slightly, in order to signify a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations. For all of these reasons, the many spelling variations of particular Welsh names are very important. The surname Chaloner has occasionally been spelled Chaloner, Challener, Challenor, Challinor, Chalener, Chalenor, Challoner, Chalinor, Challon, Challin, Challen, Chalen, Chalin and many more.

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Chaloner Early History


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Chaloner Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chaloner research. Another 305 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1472, 1558, 1521, 1565, 1559, 1615, 1595, 1661, 1650, 1699 and 1699 are included under the topic Early Chaloner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chaloner Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chaloner Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent amongst the family during the late Middle Ages was Sir Thomas Chaloner (1521-1565), an English statesman and poet; Rev. Edward Chaloner, Chaplain to Charles I; Sir Thomas Chaloner (1559-1615), an English naturalist who introduced alum manufacturing to England; and Thomas Chaloner (1595-1661), an English politician, commissioner at the trial of...

Another 60 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Chaloner 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



The Welsh migration to North America in the late 19th and early 20th centuries contributed greatly to its rapid development. These migrants were in search of land, work, and freedom. Those Welsh families that survived the long ocean journey were critical to the development of new industries and factories, and to the quick settlement of land. They also added to an ever-growing rich cultural heritage. A search of the immigration and passenger lists has shown a number of people bearing the name Chaloner:

Chaloner Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Morris Chaloner, who arrived in Virginia in 1622

Chaloner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mrs. T. Chaloner, aged 36, who arrived in America, in 1893
  • Mary Chaloner, aged 31, who arrived in America, in 1897

Chaloner Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Walter Chaloner, aged 40, who arrived in America, in 1905
  • Samuel Chaloner, aged 39, who arrived in America from Farndar, England, in 1907
  • Sydney Chaloner, aged 45, who arrived in America from Manchester, England, in 1907
  • Joseph Chaloner, aged 29, who arrived in America from Farndar, England, in 1907
  • Isabel Chaloner, aged 22, who arrived in America from Blackburn, England, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Chaloner (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Chaloner (post 1700)



  • William Gilbert Chaloner FRS (1928-2016), British palaeobotanist, Professor of Botany at Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Richard Godolphin Walmesley Chaloner (1856-1938), 1st Baron Gisborough, born Richard Godolphin Walmesley Long, a British soldier and politician
  • Thomas Weston Peel Long Chaloner (1889-1951), 2nd Baron Gisborough, an English landowner, soldier and peer
  • Gary Chaloner (b. 1963), Australian comic book artist and writer for Marvel Comics, DC Comics and Dark Horse Comics

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    6. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    9. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Chaloner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chaloner 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 26 October 2016 at 13:41.

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