Show ContentsChildecech History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the name Childecech date back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Childecech family lived in the chapelry of Chilcote, which was in the parish of Burton-upon-Trent in Derbyshire. The surname Childecech 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 Childecech family

The surname Childecech 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 Childecech family

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

Childecech 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 Childecech 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 Childecech include: Chilcott, Chilcot, Chilcote, Childecock, Childecott, Childecott, Chillcot, Chillcote and many more.

Early Notables of the Childecech 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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Migration of the Childecech family

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 Childecech or a variant listed above: 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.



  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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