Chatall is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Chatall family once lived in one of the various places called Chadwell in the counties of Essex
, and Wiltshire
. Places called Caldwell exist in Warwickshire
and the North Riding of Yorkshire
. There is also a Chardwell in Essex
and a Chardle Ditch in Cambridgeshire
as well as a plethora of similarly-named places throughout England
. The surname Chatall is derived from the names of these settlements, which are ultimately derived from the Old English words ceald,
which means cold,
which means spring
or stream. CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early Origins of the Chatall family
The surname Chatall was first found in Essex
at Chadwell, a parish, in the union of Orsett, hundred
of Barstable. "At the time of the Norman survey, the parish belonged principally to the Bishop of London, and some portions to Odo, Bishop of Bayeux, and others. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
The Domesday Book
of 1086 lists the place name was Celdeuuella. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Early History of the Chatall family
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Chatall Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Chatall family name include Chadwell, Chadall, Shadwell, Chadwel and others.
Early Notables of the Chatall family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chatall family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Chatall surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Dan and his wife Anne settled in Virginia in 1651.