name Chattburn comes from when the family resided in the settlement of Chatburn
in the county of Lancashire
. Thus, Chattburn 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 Chattburn family
The surname Chattburn 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 Chattburn family
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Chattburn Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Chattburn has been recorded under many different variations, including Chadbourne, Chadborn, Chadbourn, Chadburn and many more.
Early Notables of the Chattburn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chattburn family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Chattburn or a variant listed above: 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..