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The name Chicken is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Chicken was a name used for a person with the characteristics of a chicken. From the Old English word cicen, for chicken.

Chicken Early Origins



The surname Chicken was first found in Suffolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Chicken Spelling Variations


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Chicken Spelling Variations



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.

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Chicken Early History


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Chicken Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chicken research. Another 407 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1210, 1212, 1273, 1500, and 1650 are included under the topic Early Chicken History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chicken Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chicken Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Chicken Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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

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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Chicken Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Chicken arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "William Watson" in 1859
  • Ann Chicken arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "William Watson" in 1859
  • John Chicken arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "William Watson" in 1859
  • George Chicken arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "William Watson" in 1859

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    6. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    7. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    11. ...

    The Chicken Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chicken 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.

    This page was last modified on 30 June 2016 at 14:17.

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