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Cherterton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Cherterton family


The surname Cherterton was first found in Cambridgeshire, though the actual place of origin of the family is uncertain. The name is a habitational name, meaning that it was taken from a place where they lived, and presumably held some power; many names of this sort allow the family's place of origin to be pinned down very precisely, but Chesterton is a common place name in England; Chestertons exist in Cambridgeshire, Glouchestershire, Huntingdonshire, Oxfordshire, Staffordshire and Warwickshire. The family could have originated and taken their name from any of these places or, more likely, the surname appeared around the same time in several of these places and there is more than one family Cherterton. The place-name itself comes from Old English and refers to a town or farmstead near an old Roman fort. Even the racial origin of the family is somewhat of a mystery; they crop up mere decades after the arrival of the Normans and the early occurrences of the name use the word "de," which is typically Norman, but some doubt remains; the family may in fact be Anglo-Saxon and predate the Normans.

Early History of the Cherterton family


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Cherterton Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Chesterton, Cestretona, Chestreton, Chestretoun and others.

Early Notables of the Cherterton family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Cherterton family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the $ family who established themselves on the east coast of North America.

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