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From the ancient Celtic culture that existed in Wales came the surname Charleton. The first bearers of this name adopted it when they lived in any of such places as Carlton in Bedfordshire, Cambridge, Durham, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Northumberland, Suffolk, or the East Riding of Yorkshire, or in one of the places called Carleton in Cumberland Lancashire, Norfolk, or the West Riding of Yorkshire. One of the reasons for the numerous entries of the place name is that the name literally means "farmstead or estate of the freemen" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)


Charleton Early Origins



The surname Charleton was first found in Herefordshire, but one family was found at Whitton in Shropshire in early times. "Here is a farmhouse formerly a seat of the Charltons, where James II. visited: a chamber in it contains some superior tapestry of that period." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Charleton Spelling Variations


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Charleton 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. Therefore, 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 Charleton has occasionally been spelled Carleton, Carlton, Charleton, Charlton and others.

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Charleton Early History


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Charleton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Charleton research. Another 247 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1100, 1268, 1353, 1300, 1360, 1336, 1374, 1362, 1401, 1369, 1361, 1369, 1560, 1638, 1573, 1632, 1599, 1654, 1559, 1628, 1618, 1619, 1605, 1685, 1660, 1661, 1672, 1679, 1678, 1685, 1642, 1673, 1673 and are included under the topic Early Charleton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Charleton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Charleton Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent amongst the family during the late Middle Ages was John Charleton, (1268-1353), 1st Baron Cherleton, 1st Lord Charlton of Powys, British baron; John Charleton, ( c. 1300-1360), 2nd Baron Cherleton, 2nd Lord Charlton of Powys, British baron; John Charleton, (c. 1336-1374), 3rd Baron Cherleton, 3rd Lord Charlton of Powys, British baron...

Another 144 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Charleton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Charleton In Ireland


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Charleton In Ireland



Some of the Charleton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 165 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Charleton Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Bridget Charleton, aged 4, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Edward Reid" in 1833
  • Thomas Charleton, aged 1, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Edward Reid" in 1833

Charleton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Robert Charleton arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Santipore" in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Charleton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Charleton (post 1700)



  • Elmer Lee "Buddy" Charleton (1938-2011), American country musician and teacher, best known for his work as a pedal steel guitarist in Ernest Tubb's Texas Troubadours band
  • Maggie Charleton, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Texas State Board of Education 9th District, 2006
  • Peter Charleton (b. 1956), Irish judge of the Supreme Court of Ireland
  • Brent Charleton (b. 1982), Canadian-born, New Zealand professional basketball player
  • Rice Charleton (1710-1789), English physician, medical researcher, and Fellow of the Royal Society
  • Henry Charles Charleton (1870-1959), British train driver, trade unionist and Labour Party politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1922 to 1931 and from 1935 to 1945
  • Robert Charleton (1809-1872), Quaker manufacturer and philanthropist in Bristol

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  4. Bradsley C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print.
  5. Rowlands, John, John Rowlands and Sheila Rowlands. Welsh Family History: A Guide to Research. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1999. Print. (ISBN 080631620).
  6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  7. 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.
  8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  10. Morgan, T. J. Morgan and Prys Morgan. Welsh Surnames. Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1985. Print.
  11. ...

The Charleton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Charleton 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.

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