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.
Early Origins of the Chelson family
The surname Chelson was first found in Oxfordshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Chelson family
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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.
Early Notables of the Chelson family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chelson family to the New World and Oceana
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 settled in Kansas in 1888