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The Anglo-Saxon name Childress comes from when the family resided in or near an orphanage; the location of the specific orphanage that gave rise to the surname Childress is not known in modern times. The surname Childress 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.

Childress Early Origins



The surname Childress 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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Childress Spelling Variations


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Childress Spelling Variations



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. Childress has been recorded under many different variations, including Childers, Childress, Childres and others.

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Childress Early History


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Childress Early History



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

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Childress Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Childress Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Childress In Ireland


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Childress In Ireland



Some of the Childress 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


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The Great Migration



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 Childress or a variant listed above:

Childress Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • T. J. and W. J. Childress who arrived in San Francisco, California, in 1850
  • O. H. Childress, aged 40, who settled in America, in 1893
  • William Childress, aged 19, who settled in America, in 1897
  • Maria Childress, aged 3, who arrived in America from Cornwall, England in 1899

Childress Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mary Childress, aged 60, who landed in America, in 1909
  • Ollie H. Childress, aged 39, who landed in America, in 1911
  • Louis A. Childress, aged 24, who landed in America, in 1919
  • Vance Childress, aged 9, who settled in America in 1922
  • Clyde E. Childress, aged 37, who arrived in America in 1922
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Childress (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Childress (post 1700)



  • William H. Childress, American Democrat politician, Member of Kentucky State House of Representatives 32nd District, 1960-61
  • W. E. Childress, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1944
  • Thomas B. Childress, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee, 1853-61
  • Robert L. Childress (b. 1809), American politician, Delegate to Missouri State Constitutional Convention 19th District, 1865
  • Mrs. Lyon Childress, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1924, 1928; Member of Democratic National Committee from Tennessee, 1939
  • George L. Childress, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1868
  • Lewis E. Childress, American Republican politician, Member of Missouri State House of Representatives from Webster County, 1949-50
  • George Campbell Childress (1804-1841), American politician, Delegate to Texas Republic Republic constitutional convention from District of Milam, 1836; Signer, Texas Declaration of Independence, 1836
  • Frank Childress, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1932
  • Floyd Childress, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Mexico, 1952
  • ... (Another 13 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Childress


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Suggested Readings for the name Childress



  • Notes on the Childress, Hickman, Smith and Cabler Families by William Cabler Moore.

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Childress Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    11. ...

    The Childress Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Childress 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.

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