Childecok History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Childecok first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived in the chapelry of Chilcote, which was in the parish of Burton-upon-Trent in Derbyshire. The surname Childecok 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 Childecok family

The surname Childecok 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 Childecok family

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

Childecok Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Childecok has appeared include Chilcott, Chilcot, Chilcote, Childecock, Childecott, Childecott, Chillcot, Chillcote and many more.

Early Notables of the Childecok 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 Childecok family

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Childecok arrived in North America very early: 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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