The lineage of the name Chawith begins with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in London, where their name is derived from the place-name Chatworth, now lost. Before this, the name is derived from the Old English personal name
Ceatta, with the suffix -worth, which means enclosure or farm. Combined, the name Chatworth meant "Ceatta's farm."
Early Origins of the Chawith family
The surname Chawith was first found in London where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Chawith family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chawith research.Another 149 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1349, 1401, 1430, 1507, 1458, 1st , 1568, 1639, 1621, 1622, 1605, 1644, 1635 and 1693 are included under the topic Early Chawith History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Chawith 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 Chawith has undergone many spelling variations
, including Chadworth, Chatworth, Chaworth, Shadworth and others.
Early Notables of the Chawith family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Joan Chaworth (1430-1507), the heiress of Alfreton, married in 1458 to John Ormond; George Chaworth, 1st Viscount Chaworth of Armagh (c.1568-1639)... Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Chawith Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Chawith 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 Chawith were among those contributors: Thomas Chadworth who settled in Virginia in 1643; John Shadworth settled in New England