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The history of the name Childe dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from a member of the family who worked as a military officer in the 10th century, probably comparable to a modern sergeant. In the Old English, it was rendered cild, which meant child. It was applied to the rank above the common soldier in that period, probably because they were in charge of "children." Later, in the 13th and 14th centuries, it came to denote a young man in training for the knighthood.

Childe Early Origins



The surname Childe was first found in Hertfordshire. However, some of the family were found at Wanstead in Essex in later years. "The village is situated on the borders of Waltham Forest, near the main road from London to Cambridge; and is principally worthy of note as the site of Wanstead House, built in 1715, by Sir Richard (son of Sir Josiah) Child, created Viscount Castlemain in 1718, and Earl of Tylney in 1731. This splendid mansion was considerably enlarged and embellished by his descendants, and was surrounded by a very extensive park, laid out with great taste, and interspersed with gardens, pleasure-grounds, and grottos." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Childe Spelling Variations


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Childe Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Childe has undergone many spelling variations, including Child, Childe, Childs, Childes and others.

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Childe Early History


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Childe Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Childe research. Another 295 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1280, 1379, 1784, 1606, 1697, 1660, 1697, 1690, 1630, 1699, 1673, 1677, 1703, 1702, 1703, 1642, 1713, 1698, 1702, 1705, 1708, 1674, 1721, 1713, 1715 and 1715 are included under the topic Early Childe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Childe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Childe Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include William Child (1606-1697), an English composer and organist, First Organist of the Chapel Royal (1660-1697); Sir John Child, 1st Baronet (died 1690), Governor of Bombay, first governor-general of the British settlements in India; Sir Josiah Child of Wanstead, 1st Baronet (1630-1699), English merchant...

Another 82 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Childe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Childe were among those contributors:

Childe Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Ann Childe, who arrived in Virginia in 1654
  • John Childe, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1682
  • Matthias Childe settled in Carolina in 1685
  • John and Mary Childe settled in Barbados in 1694

Childe Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mabel Childe, aged 25, who landed in America from London, in 1892
  • Jessie Childe, aged 36, who emigrated to the United States, in 1894
  • Mabel G. Childe, aged 25, who emigrated to America, in 1895
  • Mrs. Healey Childe, aged 37, who emigrated to the United States, in 1896

Childe Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mary Childe, aged 29, who landed in America from London, England, in 1912
  • Gilbert Childe, aged 29, who settled in America from London, England, in 1912
  • Beatrice May Childe, aged 30, who landed in America from Croydon, England, in 1920
  • Edgar Ronald Childe, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States from Croydon, England, in 1920

Childe Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Henry Childe, English convict from Warwick, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on October 16, 1826, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Andromeda voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1826 with 147 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1826

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Contemporary Notables of the name Childe (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Childe (post 1700)



  • Wilfred Rowland Childe (1890-1952), British poet and critic
  • Vere Gordon Childe (1892-1957), Australian archaeologist and philologist

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Suggested Readings for the name Childe


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Suggested Readings for the name Childe



  • Genealogy of the Child, Childs, and Childe Families: of the Past and Present in the United States and the Canadas, from 1630 to 1881 by Elias Child.
  • Harris, Vredenburg, Child and Allied Families by Marian J. Newell.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Andromeda voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1826 with 147 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1826

Other References

  1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  8. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  10. 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.
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The Childe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Childe 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.

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