Early Origins of the Chattforthay family
The surname Chattforthay was first found in Durham
at Shadforth, a chapelry, in the parish of Pittington, S. division of Easington ward. The village dates back to 1183 when it was listed as Shaldeford from the Old English "scead" + "ford" and literally meant "shallow ford." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early History of the Chattforthay family
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Chattforthay Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Shadforth, Shadfourth, Shadforthe, Shadford, Shadforde, Shatford and many more.
Early Notables of the Chattforthay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chattforthay family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Whittaker Shadforth who settled in Georgia in 1775; Phillip Shatford settled in Virginia in 1622; John Shatford settled in Virginia in 1654; Richard Shatford settled in Jamaica in 1654..
The Chattforthay 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: Fugit irrevocabile tempus
Motto Translation: Time flies beyond recall.