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The ancestors of the name Chidlaw date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence in the township of Chidlow, which was in the parish of Malpas in Cheshire. The surname Chidlaw belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Chidlaw Early Origins



The surname Chidlaw 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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Chidlaw Spelling Variations


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Chidlaw Spelling Variations



Chidlaw has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Chudleigh, Chudley, Chidley, Chiderleigh, Chidelly, Chudley and many more.

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Chidlaw Early History


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Chidlaw Early History



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

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Chidlaw Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chidlaw 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 Chidlaw Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chidlaw In Ireland


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Chidlaw In Ireland



Some of the Chidlaw 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


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The Great Migration



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Chidlaws to arrive on North American shores: Catherine Chidley who settled in Virginia in 1685; John Chidley settled in Virginia in 1737.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Chidlaw (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Chidlaw (post 1700)




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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    4. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    5. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    6. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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    The Chidlaw Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chidlaw 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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