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The ancestors of the Childres surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived in or near an orphanage; the location of the specific orphanage that gave rise to the surname Childres is not known in modern times. The surname Childres 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 or orphanage.

Childres Early Origins



The surname Childres 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.

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Childres Spelling Variations


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Childres Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Childres include Childers, Childress, Childres and others.

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Childres Early History


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Childres Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Childres research. Another 217 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 160 and 1607 are included under the topic Early Childres History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Childres Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Childres Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Childres Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Childres In Ireland


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Childres In Ireland



Some of the Childres 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.

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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: T.J. and W.J. Childress who arrived in San Francisco, California, in 1850.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Childres (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Childres (post 1700)



  • Rachel Childres (b. 1986), American former professional wrestler, known by her ring name Rachel Summerlyn
  • Joseph Childres, American musician, co-founder of Vendetta Red, an American alternative rock band from Seattle, Washington

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    2. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    5. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    6. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    8. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Childres Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Childres 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.

    This page was last modified on 20 May 2015 at 09:00.

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