Chilcote History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

In ancient Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Chilcote surname lived in the chapelry of Chilcote, which was in the parish of Burton-upon-Trent in Derbyshire. The surname Chilcote 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 Chilcote family

The surname Chilcote 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. " [1]

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. [2]

Later, Kirby's Quest listed Gilbert de Childecote in Somerset, 1 Edward III (during the first year's reign of King Edward III.) [3]

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." [4]

Early History of the Chilcote family

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

Chilcote Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Chilcote are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Chilcote include: Chilcott, Chilcot, Chilcote, Childecock, Childecott, Childecott, Chillcot, Chillcote and many more.

Early Notables of the Chilcote 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...
Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Chilcote Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Chilcote migration to the United States +

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Chilcote or a variant listed above:

Chilcote Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • William Chilcote, aged 42, who landed in America from Liverpool, England, in 1908
  • Warren A Chilcote, aged 40, who immigrated to America, in 1919

Contemporary Notables of the name Chilcote (post 1700) +

  • Ronald H. Chilcote (b. 1935), American Edward A. Dickson Emeritus Professor of Economics and Political Science at the University of California, Riverside
  • Bill Chilcote (1925-2011), Australian founder of Taco Bill is an Australian restaurant chain serving traditional Mexican cuisine in 1967


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ Hutchins, Fortescue, The History of Cornwall, from the Earliest Records and Traditions to the Present Time. London: William Penaluna, 1824. Print


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