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The name Chelson is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in the tithing of Chilson, which is in the parish of Charlbury in Oxfordshire.

Chelson Early Origins



The surname Chelson was first found in Oxfordshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Chelson Spelling Variations


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Chelson Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Chelson has been spelled many different ways, including Chilson, Childerstone, Childeston, Childerson, Chelsum, Chelson and many more.

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Chelson Early History


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Chelson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chelson research. Another 79 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1771 and 1788 are included under the topic Early Chelson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chelson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chelson Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Chelson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Chelsons to arrive in North America:

Chelson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Swan Chelson, who setted in Kansas in 1888

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    5. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Chelson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chelson 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.

    This page was last modified on 31 January 2013 at 10:43.

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