The Chaplink name was originally an Anglo-Saxon
name that was given to a chaplain,
the minister of a sanctuary or church. The name is derived from the Latin word capellanus
Early Origins of the Chaplink family
The surname Chaplink was first found in Hampshire
where the oldest record of the name was Albert Chapelain, who was listed in the Domesday Book
of 1086 as a tenant
in chief and the king's chaplain. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early History of the Chaplink family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chaplink research.Another 391 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1559, 1634, 1677, 1696, 1591, 1672, 1659, 1660, 1598 and 1675 are included under the topic Early Chaplink History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Chaplink 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 Chaplink has undergone many spelling variations
, including Chaplin, Chaplins, Chapline, Chaplyn, Cheplain, Chaplain, Chaiplin, Caplin, Caplines, Keplaine and many more.
Early Notables of the Chaplink family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Sir Francis Chaplin; Thomas Chaplin (1591-1672), an English draper and politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1659 and 1660; and Samuel... Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Chaplink Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Chaplink family to the New World and Oceana
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 Chaplink were among those contributors: Hugh Chaplin from Bradford, Yorkshire
, who settled in Rowley, Maine in 1638. His son settled in Attelborough, Massachusetts. Clement Chaplin settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1635.