The Chatterten name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived in Chadderton,
which had two locations. The first in the parish of Oldham in the county of Lancashire
, the second, a township in the parish of Healaugh in the West Riding of Yorkshire
. The place-name is derived from the Latin word Cathedra,
which means the place by the hill.
Early Origins of the Chatterten family
The surname Chatterten was first found in Lancashire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times. In the 13th century, a Richard de Trafford gave lands of the name Chadderton to his son Geoffrey (circa 1235-1332,) who adopted the name of the estate, becoming Geoffrey de Chadderton. Possesion of the manor left the family when Margery, a daughter and heir of Chadderton Manor, married a John de Radcliffe in circa 1367. Today, Chatterton is a small village in the southern part of the Rossendale Valley.
Early History of the Chatterten family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chatterten research.Another 101 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1536, 1640, 1584, 1591, 1752, 1760, 1770 and 1850 are included under the topic Early Chatterten History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Chatterten Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Chatterten has undergone many spelling variations
, including Chatterton, Chadderton, Chatherton, Chaderton and others.
Early Notables of the Chatterten family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Laurence Chaderton (c.1536-1640), Puritan divine, first master of Emmanuel College in 1584, who was among the translators of the King James Version of the Bible; James Assheton of Chadderton, Esquire, High Sheriff
in 1591; and Thomas... Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Chatterten Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Chatterten family to Ireland
Some of the Chatterten family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 99 words (7 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 Chatterten family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Chatterten were among those contributors: N. Chadderton who arrived in San Francisco in 1850; John Chatterton with his brother David arrived in Philadelphia in 1828; Henry Chatterton arrived in New York in 1822.
The Chatterten 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: Loyal a Mort
Motto Translation: Loyal unto death