name Childeston comes from when the family resided in the tithing of Chilson, which is in the parish of Charlbury in Oxfordshire.
from ancient times.
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The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Childeston has been recorded under many different variations, including Chilson, Childerstone, Childeston, Childerson, Chelsum, Chelson and many more.
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Childeston or a variant listed above: Brown Chilson, who arrived in America sometime between 1760 and 1765; and Swan Chelson, who came to Kansas in 1888.