The history of the Chattwell family goes back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It is derived from the family living in one of the various places called Chadwell in the counties of Essex
, and Wiltshire
. Places called Caldwell exist in Warwickshire
and the North Riding of Yorkshire
. There is also a Chardwell in Essex
and a Chardle Ditch in Cambridgeshire
as well as a plethora of similarly-named places throughout England
. The surname Chattwell is derived from the names of these settlements, which are ultimately derived from the Old English words ceald,
which means cold,
which means spring
or stream. CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early Origins of the Chattwell family
The surname Chattwell was first found in Essex
at Chadwell, a parish, in the union of Orsett, hundred
of Barstable. "At the time of the Norman survey, the parish belonged principally to the Bishop of London, and some portions to Odo, Bishop of Bayeux, and others. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
The Domesday Book
of 1086 lists the place name was Celdeuuella. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Early History of the Chattwell family
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Chattwell Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Chattwell include Chadwell, Chadall, Shadwell, Chadwel and others.
Early Notables of the Chattwell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chattwell family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Chattwell or a variant listed above: Dan and his wife Anne settled in Virginia in 1651.