Chilcot History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Chilcot is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when a family lived in the chapelry of Chilcote, which was in the parish of Burton-upon-Trent in Derbyshire. The surname Chilcot 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 Chilcot family
The surname Chilcot was first found in Derbyshire at Chilcote, a chapelry, in the parish of Clifton-Campville, union of Tamworth, hundred of Repton and Gresley.
"The manor is described in the Domesday Survey as a hamlet of Repton; it belonged, as early as the reign of Richard I., to the Berkeley family, who held it under the earls of Chester. " 
However, we must to look to Gloucestershire for the first listing of the family; for it is there that Baldwin de Chillecota was listed in the Pipe Rolls of 1169. 
Later, Kirby's Quest listed Gilbert de Childecote in Somerset, 1 Edward III (during the first year's reign of King Edward III.) 
We must take a moment to point out that St. Mabyn, Cornwall probably plays an important role in the family history. For it is there that "the manor of Colquite or Kilquite is mentioned in Doomsday as Chilcoit, and is described as one of the 288 manors belonging to the Earl of Moreton." 
Early History of the Chilcot family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chilcot research. Another 99 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1602, 1694, 1793, 1766, 1733, 1756, 1766 and 1758 are included under the topic Early Chilcot History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Chilcot Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Chilcot family name include Chilcott, Chilcot, Chilcote, Childecock, Childecott, Childecott, Chillcot, Chillcote and many more.
Early Notables of the Chilcot family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Thomas Chilcot (d. 1766), English organist and composer, was appointed in 1733 organist of Bath Abbey. "The few works which he published show that he was a good musician. His chief compositions are a set of...
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Chilcot migration to the United States +
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Chilcot surname or a spelling variation of the name include :
Chilcot Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- John Chilcot, who arrived in America in 1654-1679 
Chilcot migration to West Indies +
The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. 
Chilcot Settlers in West Indies in the 17th Century
- John Chilcot who settled in Barbados in 1685
Contemporary Notables of the name Chilcot (post 1700) +
- Thomas Chilcot (d. 1766), English organist and composer, appointed in 1733 organist of Bath Abbey; his chief compositions are a set of twelve songs to words by Shakespeare, Marlowe, Anacreon, and Euripides 
- The Right Honourable Sir John Anthony Chilcot GCB PC (b. 1939), British civil servant, Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1990-1997)
Related Stories +
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
- ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
- ^ Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.
- ^ Hutchins, Fortescue, The History of Cornwall, from the Earliest Records and Traditions to the Present Time. London: William Penaluna, 1824. Print
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_West_Indies
- ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 25 Nov. 2019