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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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United States Chatterley migration to the United States +

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

Australia Chatterley migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Chatterley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Miss Lydia Chatterley who was convicted in Surrey, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Edward" on 23rd April 1834, arriving in Tasmania, (Van Diemen's Land) [1]
  • Mr. William Chatterley, English convict who was convicted in Stafford, Staffordshire, England for life, transported aboard the "Aurora" on 18th June 1835, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Chatterley (post 1700) +

  • William Simmonds Chatterley (1787-1822), English actor, born in London on 21 March 1787, son of a surgical instrument maker in Cannon Street [3]
  • 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

  1. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 25th January 2022). Retrieved from
  2. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 20th August 2020). Retrieved from
  3. Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 25 Nov. 2019 on Facebook