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 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 Chilcote family
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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)
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Migration of the Chilcote family to the New World and Oceana
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 emigrated to America, in 1919