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Chatteris History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Chatteris family


The surname Chatteris was first found in Devon, where they held a family seat from early times after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Early History of the Chatteris family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chatteris research.
Another 445 words (32 lines of text) covering the years 1166, 1249, 1296, 1361, 1593, 1597, 1621, 1625, 1628, 1639, 1641, 1523, 1527, 1467, 1565, 1628, 1599, 1620, 1625, 1700 and are included under the topic Early Chatteris History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Chatteris Spelling Variations


In Medieval times, spelling and translation were not nearly so highly developed as today. They were generally carried out according to the sound and intuition of the bearer. For that reason spelling variations are extremely common among early Scottish names. Chatteris has been spelled Charteris, Charters, Charter, Charteres, Chartteris, Chartters and many more.

Early Notables of the Chatteris family (pre 1700)


Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Chatteris Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Chatteris family to Ireland


Some of the Chatteris family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 125 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Chatteris family to the New World and Oceana


Unrest, poverty, and persecution caused thousands to look for opportunity and freedom in the North American colonies. The crossing was long, overcrowded, and unsanitary, though, and came only at great expense. Many Strathclyde families settled on the east coast of North America in communities that would form the backbone of what would become the great nations of the United States and Canada. The American War of Independence caused those who remained loyal to England to move north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the 20th century, Strathclyde and other Scottish families across North America began to recover their collective heritage through highland games and Clan societies. Among them: William Charteris who settled in Virginia in 1622; J. Charter settled in San Francisco Cal. in 1850; John Charter settled in Virginia in 1638; Lawrence Charters settled in St. Christopher in 1716.

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