name Chilcoat comes from when the family resided in the chapelry of Chilcote, which was in the parish of Burton-upon-Trent in Derbyshire
. The surname Chilcoat 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 Chilcoat family
The surname Chilcoat was first found in Dorset
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.
Early History of the Chilcoat family
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Chilcoat 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 Chilcoat include Chilcott, Chilcot, Chilcote, Childecock, Childecott, Childecott, Chillcot, Chillcote and many more.
Early Notables of the Chilcoat family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chilcoat family to the New World and Oceana
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: John Chilcot who settled in Barbados in 1685; another John Chilcott settled in Maryland in 1741; Thomas Chilcott settled in Virginia in 1635; and another Thomas settled in Nevis in 1660.