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The name Chick is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It was a name for someone who was a person who walked in a haughty manner, or resembled a rooster or chicken in some other way. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Old English word chike
, meaning chicken.
The surname Chick was first found in Essex
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.
Chick has been spelled many different ways, including 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. Chich, Chick, Chiche and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chick research. Another 153 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 141 and 1411 are included under the topic Early Chick History in all our PDF Extended History products
More information is included under the topic Early Chick Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
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 Chicks to arrive on North American shores:
Chick Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Hugh Chick, who landed in Virginia in 1619
- Humphrey and John Chick who settled in Barbados in 1654
- Mrs. Thomas Chick, who arrived in Maryland in 1680
- James Chick, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1683
Chick Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Wm A Chick, who arrived in Texas in 1835
- Thomas Chick, who landed in New York in 1840
- E. Chick arrived in Acapulco Mexico in 1852
Chick Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Johannes Chick, who landed in New Brunswick in 1783
- John Chick, who arrived in New Brunswick in 1783
- Mr. Johannes Chick U.E born in Long Island, New York, USA who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783 passenger on the Union Transport from New York
- Mr. Johannes Chick U.E from Eaton's Neck, Long Island, New York, USA who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783 passenger on the Union Transport from New York
- Mr. John Chick U.E born in Long Island, New York, USA who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783 passenger on the Union Transport from New York
Chick Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- John Chick, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on September 21, 1826, settling in New South Wales, Australia
- Jack Thomas Chick (b. 1924), founder of Chick Publications, an American comic book publisher
- Mr. Robert Henry Chick, British Stoker 1st Class, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking
- Mr. Sidney Chick (1894-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
- Dame Harriette Chick (1875-1977), notable British protein scientist and nutritionist
- Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
- Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
- Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
- The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
- Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
- Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
- Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
- Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
- Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
- Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
The Chick Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chick 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.
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