tribes of Britain. Chicken was a name used for a person with the characteristics of a chicken. From the Old English word
from ancient times.
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Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Chicken include Chickin, Chiken, Chikin, Chicken, Chickerin and others.
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Chicken were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
Chicken Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- John Chicken, who landed in Virginia in 1656 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Chicken Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- George Chicken, aged 8, who emigrated to the United States from Backworth, in 1903
- Margaret Chicken, aged 28, who settled in America from Backworth, in 1903
- Margaret Chicken, aged 36, who emigrated to the United States from Sunderland, in 1905
- Anthony Chicken, aged 37, who emigrated to the United States from Thumond, England, in 1907
- Cecil Chicken, aged 2, who settled in America from Newcastle, England, in 1910
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Chicken Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Joseph Chicken, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "William Watson" in 1859
- Ann Chicken, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "William Watson" in 1859
- John Chicken, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "William Watson" in 1859
- George Chicken, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "William Watson" in 1859