The origins of the Childerhouse name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It comes from when the family lived in or near an orphanage; the location of the specific orphanage that gave rise to the surname Childerhouse is not known in modern times. The surname Childerhouse may have also been a nickname
for an orphan, or an occupational
name applied to someone who ran an orphanage. Further research showed the name was derived from the Old English word cildra-hus,
which means children's house
Early Origins of the Childerhouse family
The surname Childerhouse was first found in Yorkshire
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 Childerhouse family
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Childerhouse Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Childerhouse were recorded, including Childers, Childress, Childres and others.
Early Notables of the Childerhouse family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Childerhouse family to Ireland
Some of the Childerhouse family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 227 words (16 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Childerhouse family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Childerhouse family emigrate to North America: T.J. and W.J. Childress who arrived in San Francisco, California, in 1850.