The name Chaplins comes from one of the family having worked as a chaplain,
the minister of a sanctuary or church. The name is derived from the Latin word capellanus
Early Origins of the Chaplins family
The surname Chaplins 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 Chaplins family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chaplins research.Another 196 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1559, 1634, 1677, 1696, 1591, 1672, 1659, 1660, 1598 and 1675 are included under the topic Early Chaplins History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Chaplins Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Chaplins have been found, including: Chaplin, Chaplins, Chapline, Chaplyn, Cheplain, Chaplain, Chaiplin, Caplin, Caplines, Keplaine and many more.
Early Notables of the Chaplins 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 Chaplins Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Chaplins family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Chaplins, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : 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.