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Chickering is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin. It was a name given to a person with the characteristics of a chicken. From the Old English word cicen, for chicken.

Chickering Early Origins



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

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Chickering Spelling Variations


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Chickering Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Chickering were recorded, including Chickin, Chiken, Chikin, Chicken, Chickerin and others.

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Chickering Early History


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Chickering Early History



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

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Chickering Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chickering Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Chickering 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



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Chickering family emigrate to North America:

Chickering Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Francis Chickering, who landed in Dedham, Massachusetts in 1640
  • Henry Chickering, who landed in Dedham, Massachusetts in 1641

Chickering Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • H Chickering, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Chickering (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Chickering (post 1700)



  • Roger Chickering, American historian of the German Empire and World War I
  • Jonas Chickering (1798-1853), American piano manufacturer in Boston, Massachusetts, founder of Chickering and Sons
  • Elmer Chickering (1857-1915), American portrait photographer in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Arthur Merton Chickering (1887-1974), American arachnologist who described 14 genera and 342 species
  • Brigadier-General William Elbridge Chickering (1895-1959), American Director of Army Postal Service (1943-1946)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    2. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    6. 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).
    7. 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).
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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    The Chickering Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chickering 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 22 April 2015 at 22:48.

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