The name Chariton came to England
with the ancestors of the Chariton family in the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Chariton family lived in Bedfordshire
, at Charrington Hall.
Early Origins of the Chariton family
The surname Chariton was first found in Bedfordshire
(Old English: Bedanfordscir), located in Southeast-central England
, formerly part of the Anglo-Saxon
kingdom of Mercia, where they held a family seat
from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy
, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Chariton family
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Chariton Spelling Variations
Multitudes of spelling variations
are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans
introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Charrington, Charington, Chariton and others.
Early Notables of the Chariton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chariton family to the New World and Oceana
Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland
, North America, and Australia
in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England
. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Chariton or a variant listed above:
Chariton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Elizabeth Chariton, who settled in New England in 1758
Contemporary Notables of the name Chariton (post 1700)
- Shannon B. Chariton, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1936; Iowa Republican State Chair, 1941 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html