The ancient roots of the Chatburn family name are in the Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name Chatburn comes from when the family lived in the settlement of Chatburn
in the county of Lancashire
. Thus, Chatburn is a member of the class of habitation
surnames, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Chatburn family
The surname Chatburn was first found in Lancashire
at Chatburn, a district chapelry and a township, in the parish of Whalley. This township is situated on the Ribble river and takes its name from one of the most distinguished characters of that time, St Chad (d. 672) a prominent 7th century Anglo-Saxon
churchman and abbot of several monasteries; Bishop of the Northumbrians; and later Bishop of the Mercians and Lindsey People. The township has remained relatively small through the ages as by the end of the 19th century it had only 500 inhabitants.
Early History of the Chatburn family
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Chatburn Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Chatburn has appeared include Chadbourne, Chadborn, Chadbourn, Chadburn and many more.
Early Notables of the Chatburn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chatburn family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Chatburn arrived in North America very early:
Chatburn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Richard Chatburn, aged 48, who landed in America from Blackburn, in 1893
Chatburn Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Edwin J. Chatburn, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States from Ashton, in 1905