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The name Chidgelay is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in the township of Chidlow, which was in the parish of Malpas in Cheshire. The surname Chidgelay belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Early Origins of the Chidgelay family


The surname Chidgelay was first found in Devon 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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Early History of the Chidgelay family

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Early History of the Chidgelay family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chidgelay research.
Another 145 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1578, 1658, 1601, 1625, 1606, 1634, 1628, 1629, 1618, 1643, 1656, 1710, 1612 and 1691 are included under the topic Early Chidgelay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chidgelay Spelling Variations

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Chidgelay Spelling Variations


The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Chidgelay has been spelled many different ways, including Chudleigh, Chudley, Chidley, Chiderleigh, Chidelly, Chudley and many more.

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Early Notables of the Chidgelay family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Chidgelay family (pre 1700)


Distinguished members of the family include Sir George Chudleigh, 1st Baronet (c.1578-1658), an English landowner and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1601 and 1625, supporter of the Royalist cause in the English Civil War; Sir John Chudleigh (1606-1634), an English politician who sat in the House of...
Another 71 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Chidgelay Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Migration of the Chidgelay family to Ireland

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Migration of the Chidgelay family to Ireland


Some of the Chidgelay family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 39 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Migration of the Chidgelay family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Chidgelay family to the New World and Oceana


Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Chidgelays to arrive in North America: Catherine Chidley who settled in Virginia in 1685; John Chidley settled in Virginia in 1737.

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