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Charters Early Origins



The surname Charters was first found in Devon, where they held a family seat from early times after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Charters Spelling Variations


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Charters Spelling Variations



The many spelling variations in Medieval Scottish names result from the fact that scribes in that era spelled words according to sound. Translation too, was an undeveloped science, and many names were altered into complete obscurity. Over the years Charters has been spelled Charteris, Charters, Charter, Charteres, Chartteris, Chartters and many more.

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Charters Early History


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Charters Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Charters research. Another 445 words (32 lines of text) covering the years 1166, 1249, 1296, 1361, 1593, 1597, 1621, 1625, 1628, 1639, 1641, 1523, 1527, 1467, 1565, 1628, 1599, 1620, 1625, 1700 and are included under the topic Early Charters History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Charters Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Charters Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Charters Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Charters In Ireland


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Charters In Ireland



Some of the Charters family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 125 words (9 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



To escape the uncertainties and discrimination faced in Scotland, many decided to head out for North Ameri ca. Once they arrived, many Scots fought with relish in the American War of Independence; some went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Many ancestors of these Scots have recovered their lost national heritage in the 20th century through Clan organizations and Scottish historical societies. Among the settlers to North America were:

Charters Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Lawrence Charters settled in St. Christopher in 1716

Charters Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Charters, who landed in New York in 1817
  • Samuel Charters settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1841

Charters Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Edward Charters, aged 25, a smith, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Lady Campbell" in 1833
  • Susanna Charters, aged 24, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Lady Campbell" in 1833

Charters Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Charters, aged 53, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Confiance"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Charters (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Charters (post 1700)



  • Spencer Charters (1875-1943), American film actor who appeared in over 220 films
  • Samuel Barclay Charters (b. 1929), American music historian and writer
  • Ann Charters (b. 1936), American professor of English
  • Stephen Charters, American politician, Mayor of Ansonia, Connecticut, 1904-11
  • James B. Charters, American politician, Mayor of Dixon, Illinois, 1862
  • Samuel Charters (1863-1943), Ontario newspaper publisher and politician
  • Keith Charters (b. 1965), British author and publisher
  • John Charters, New Zealand 1938 British Empire Games bronze medalist rower
  • James Christian Charters (b. 1988), British musician, DJ and rapper
  • Harvey Charters (1912-1995), Canadian Olympic medalist canoer
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Charters Historic Events


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Charters Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. David Charters (d. 1912), aged 28, Irish Third Class passenger from Ballinalee, Longford who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Charters Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    6. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    7. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    11. ...

    The Charters Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Charters 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 21 June 2016 at 07:44.

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