Chidgy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Chidgy name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in the parish of Chedzoy, near Bridgewater in the county of Somerset. Alternatively, the name could have originated in "Chevtsey, a town in Surrey, England, near the Thames, pronounced by the natives, Chedsey, meaning 'Cerot's Island.'" [1]

Early Origins of the Chidgy family

The surname Chidgy was first found in Somerset where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Chidgy family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chidgy research. Another 154 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1349, 1369, 1574, 1778, 1510, 1574, 1528 and 1531 are included under the topic Early Chidgy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Chidgy Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Chidgy has undergone many spelling variations, including Chedzoy, Chedzey, Chidzoy, Chedgey, Chedsey, Chidgey, Chidsey, Chedesy and many more.

Early Notables of the Chidgy family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: William Chedsey or Cheadsey (1510?-1574?), English divine, a native of Somersetshire. "He was admitted a scholar of Corpus Christi...
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Australia Chidgy migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Chidgy Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Chidgy, (b. 1803), aged 29 who was convicted in Somerset, England for 14 years for stealing, transported aboard the "Circassian" on 4th November 1832, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [2]


  1. ^ Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Convict Records of Australia (Retrieved 8th February 2021, retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/circassian)


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