Chatocke History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Chatocke is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family 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 Chatocke family
The surname Chatocke 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 Chatocke family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chatocke research. Another 56 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1600 and 1683 are included under the topic Early Chatocke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Chatocke 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. Chatocke has been spelled many different ways, including Chadock, Chaddock, Chaddoch, Chadoch, Chaddocke and many more.
Early Notables of the Chatocke family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chatocke family
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 Chatockes to arrive in North America: 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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- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.