Chattox History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Chattox is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Chattox family once lived at Chaddock, a hamlet in the parish in Lancashire. It is from the place-name that the surname is derived.
Early Origins of the Chattox family
The surname Chattox was first found in Lancashire at Chaddock, an estate in the township of Tyldesley, in the parish of Leigh. "Chaddock Hall was in possession of a family of that name in the early part of the last century [(18th century)]"  Listings of the family in various rolls include: Daniel Chaddocke who was listed in the Preston Guild Rolls in 1682; Ann Chaddock, of West Leigh, 1607 and Peter Chaddock, of Prescot, 1613; both listed in the Wills at Chester. The same rolls also listed John Cheydock, of Cheydock. The Lancashire Inquisitions listed John Chadocke, of Chadocke, Lancashire, 1610.  And many years later, Thomas Chadeck was listed in Yorkshire in 1704. 
One source claims there may be a relationship with the Chadwick surname as seen by the following entry: John Chadwikke alias Chaddokke who was listed in Nottinghamshire in 1554.  Yet another source disagrees: "Not to be confounded with Chadwick, as is done in the Index to the Preston Guild Rolls." 
To add to the confusion, Chadwick is a surname frequented to Lancashire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire name. Chadwick is "a hamlet and manor, in the parish and union of Bromsgrove, Upper division of the hundred of Halfshire, Droitwich and E. divisions of the county of Worcester." 
Early History of the Chattox family
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Chattox Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Chattox family name include Chadock, Chaddock, Chaddoch, Chadoch, Chaddocke and many more.
Early Notables of the Chattox family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chattox family
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Chattox surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Marie Chaddock who settled in the Island of Providence (Rhode Island) in 1635; James Chaddock settled in New England in 1699; Thomas Chaddock arrived in New England in 1705..
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- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
- ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.