Chatock History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Chatock name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived at Chaddock, a hamlet in the parish in Lancashire. It is from the place-name that the surname is derived.
Early Origins of the Chatock family
The surname Chatock was first found in Lancashire at Chaddock, an estate in the township of Tyldesley, in the parish of Leigh. "Chaddock Hall was in possession of a family of that name in the early part of the last century [(18th century)]"  Listings of the family in various rolls include: Daniel Chaddocke who was listed in the Preston Guild Rolls in 1682; Ann Chaddock, of West Leigh, 1607 and Peter Chaddock, of Prescot, 1613; both listed in the Wills at Chester. The same rolls also listed John Cheydock, of Cheydock. The Lancashire Inquisitions listed John Chadocke, of Chadocke, Lancashire, 1610.  And many years later, Thomas Chadeck was listed in Yorkshire in 1704. 
One source claims there may be a relationship with the Chadwick surname as seen by the following entry: John Chadwikke alias Chaddokke who was listed in Nottinghamshire in 1554.  Yet another source disagrees: "Not to be confounded with Chadwick, as is done in the Index to the Preston Guild Rolls." 
To add to the confusion, Chadwick is a surname frequented to Lancashire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire name. Chadwick is "a hamlet and manor, in the parish and union of Bromsgrove, Upper division of the hundred of Halfshire, Droitwich and E. divisions of the county of Worcester." 
Early History of the Chatock family
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Chatock Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Chatock has undergone many spelling variations, including Chadock, Chaddock, Chaddoch, Chadoch, Chaddocke and many more.
Early Notables of the Chatock family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chatock family
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Chatock were among those contributors: Marie Chaddock who settled in the Island of Providence (Rhode Island) in 1635; James Chaddock settled in New England in 1699; Thomas Chaddock arrived in New England in 1705..
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- ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.