Chatters History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Chatters is a name that was carried to England in the great wave of migration from Normandy following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Chatters family lived in Somerset. They were originally from Carteret Manche, Normandy.
Early Origins of the Chatters family
The surname Chatters was first found in Somerset where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Chatters family
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Chatters Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Chatters include Chaytor, Chater, Chaters, Chator, Chators and others.
Early Notables of the Chatters family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chatters family
In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Chatterss to arrive on North American shores: J. Chayter who settled in Baltimore in 1823. James Chaytor settled in Baltimore in 1823; Mary and William Chaytor arrived in New York City in 1823; John Chaytor settled in Newbury in 1635..
Contemporary Notables of the name Chatters (post 1700) +
- Ford A. Chatters, American Republican politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1940 
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The Chatters Motto +
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Fortune le veut
Motto Translation: Fortune so wills it.