name Cherleton comes from the family having resided at Chorlton, in the county of Lancashire
. The name was originally derived from the elements churl
, meaning peasant and tun
, meaning enclosure or settlement. Such a name would have been given to someone who lived in a peasant town
Early Origins of the Cherleton family
The surname Cherleton was first found in Worcestershire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Cherleton family
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Cherleton Spelling Variations
Cherleton has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Chorlton, Chorleton, Cherleton and others.
Early Notables of the Cherleton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cherleton family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Cherletons to arrive on North American shores: John Chorlton who arrived in Philadelphia in 1832; and Isaac Chorlton, who came to Philadelphia in 1860.