Early Origins of the Chatterley family
The surname Chatterley was first found in Staffordshire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1388 when Roger Chatterley held a family seat in Warwickshire
where the family had also acquired estates but they are believed to have been originally from Staffordshire.
Early History of the Chatterley family
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Chatterley 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. Chatterley has been recorded under many different variations, including Chatterley, Chaterley, Chatterly, Catterley, Catterley and many more.
Early Notables of the Chatterley family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chatterley 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 Chatterley or a variant listed above:
Chatterley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- George Chatterley, aged 17, who landed in America, in 1918
- Lillie Chatterley, aged 33, who settled in America from Birkenhead, England, in 1919
- Simpson Chatterley, aged 22, who landed in America from Wigan, England, in 1923
Contemporary Notables of the name Chatterley (post 1700)
- Lawson "Lew" Colin Chatterley (b. 1945), English former professional football player and coach
- Andy Chatterley (b. 1973), Grammy nominated remixer, record producer, song writer, and keyboard player from Jersey, Channel Islands