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The ancestry of the name Chiddle dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in or near either of the settlements called Cheadle in the counties of Cheshire and Staffordshire. Chiddle belongs to the class of habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Chiddle Early Origins



The surname Chiddle was first found in Cheshire 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.

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Chiddle Early History


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Chiddle Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chiddle research. Another 203 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Chiddle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chiddle Spelling Variations


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Chiddle Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Chiddle have been found, including Cheadle, Chedel, Cheade, Cheatle, Cheddle, Cheatley, Chedle, Chettle and many more.

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Chiddle Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chiddle Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Chiddle, or a variant listed above: Margaret and William Cheadle settled in Virginia in 1663; Ann Cheade also settled in Virginia in that year, probably the daughter.

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