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The ancient roots of the Chatterton family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Chatterton comes from when the family lived in Chadderton, or Catterton 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.

Chatterton Early Origins



The surname Chatterton 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.

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Chatterton Spelling Variations


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Chatterton Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Chatterton has appeared include Chatterton, Chadderton, Chatherton, Chaderton and others.

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Chatterton Early History


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Chatterton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chatterton 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 Chatterton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chatterton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chatterton Early Notables (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 of Lancashire in 1591; and Thomas...

Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Chatterton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chatterton In Ireland


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Chatterton In Ireland



Some of the Chatterton 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.

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The Great Migration



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Chatterton arrived in North America very early:

Chatterton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Michael Chatterton, who landed in Portsmouth, NH in 1640
  • Thomas Chatterton, who landed in Maryland in 1679

Chatterton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Chatterton arrived in New York in 1822
  • John Chatterton with his brother David arrived in Philadelphia in 1828
  • Nathan Chatterton, who landed in Rhode Island in 1847
  • Jonathan Chatterton, aged 29, arrived in New York in 1864

Chatterton Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. John Chatterton U.E. who settled in Elizabeth Town [Elizabethtown], Leeds County, Ontario c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Samuel D. Chatterton U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Samuel Chatterton, who arrived in Quebec in 1784
  • Mr. John Chatterton Sr., U.E. (b. 1758) from Westchester, New York, USA who settled in River Remsheg [Wallace], Nova Scotia c. 1785 on 200 acres, resettled in 1800 to Elizabethtown, Upper Canada, Ontario he served in DeLancey's Refugeers, he died in 1822 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Chatterton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Henry Chatterton, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on November 13, 1832, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Andromeda voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1832 with 186 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1832

Chatterton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Arthur Chatterton, aged 35, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1875
  • Mary Anne Chatterton, aged 32, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1875
  • Rosanna Chatterton, aged 9, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1875
  • William Chatterton, aged 7, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1875
  • Walter Chatterton, aged 4, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Chatterton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Chatterton (post 1700)



  • James M. Chatterton (1864-1944), American Major League Baseball player for the Kansas City Cowboys of the Union Association in 1884
  • The Right Reverend Eyre Chatterton DD, FRGS (1863-1950), Anglican author and a Bishop in India (1903-1926)
  • John Chatterton (b. 1951), American wreck diver and television personality, co-host for the History Channelís Deep Sea Detectives
  • Rexford R. Chatterton, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Tompkins County, 1920
  • Mason D. Chatterton (1835-1903), American Republican politician, Ingham County Circuit Court Commissioner, 1864-69; Ingham County Probate Judge, 1873-80; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1884
  • James Chatterton, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Cortland County, 1825
  • Jacob Chatterton, American politician, Delegate to Whig National Convention from New York, 1839
  • Fenimore Chatterton (1860-1958), American Republican politician, Member of Wyoming State Senate, 1890; Wyoming Republican State Chair, 1893-94; Secretary of State of Wyoming, 1899-1907; Governor of Wyoming, 1903-05
  • Robert Chatterton, American politician, First Selectman of New Fairfield, Connecticut, 1910
  • Tom Chatterton (1881-1952), American silent film actor who appeared in 152 features
  • ... (Another 19 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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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


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  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Andromeda voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1832 with 186 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1832

Other References

  1. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  2. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Chatterton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chatterton Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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