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The name Chatdorn is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in the settlement of Chatburn in the county of Lancashire. Thus, Chatdorn is a member of the class of habitation surnames, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Chatdorn Early Origins



The surname Chatdorn 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.

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Chatdorn Early History


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Chatdorn Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chatdorn research. Another 107 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Chatdorn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chatdorn Spelling Variations


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Chatdorn Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Chatdorn has been spelled many different ways, including Chadbourne, Chadborn, Chadbourn, Chadburn and many more.

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Chatdorn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chatdorn Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Chatdorn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Chatdorns to arrive in North America: William and Humphrey Chadborn who settled in New Hampshire in 1630; both of these gentlemen spelled their name with 'bourne' and 'burne' in addition to many registrations in 'born'. C. Chadburn arrived in San Francisco Cal. in 1850..

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