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The origins of the Chidgely name come from when the Anglo-Saxon tribes ruled over Britain. The name Chidgely was originally derived from a family having lived in the township of Chidlow, which was in the parish of Malpas in Cheshire. The surname Chidgely belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Chidgely Early Origins



The surname Chidgely 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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Chidgely Spelling Variations


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Chidgely Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Chidgely include Chudleigh, Chudley, Chidley, Chiderleigh, Chidelly, Chudley and many more.

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Chidgely Early History


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Chidgely Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chidgely 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 Chidgely History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chidgely Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chidgely Early Notables (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 Chidgely Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chidgely In Ireland


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Chidgely In Ireland



Some of the Chidgely 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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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Catherine Chidley who settled in Virginia in 1685; John Chidley settled in Virginia in 1737.

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Citations



    Other References

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    10. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
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    The Chidgely Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chidgely 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 16 September 2013 at 18:27.

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