Childriss is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from the family once having lived in or near an orphanage; the location of the specific orphanage that gave rise to the surname Childriss is not known in modern times. The surname Childriss 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 Childriss family
The surname Childriss 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 Childriss family
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Childriss Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Childriss family name include Childers, Childress, Childres and others.
Early Notables of the Childriss family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Childriss family to Ireland
Some of the Childriss 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 Childriss family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Childriss surname or a spelling variation of the name include: T.J. and W.J. Childress who arrived in San Francisco, California, in 1850.