Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in the chapelry of Chilcote, which was in the parish of Burton-upon-Trent in Derbyshire. The surname Chillcott belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Chillcott family
Dorset 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 Chillcott family
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Chillcott Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Chillcott have been found, including Chilcott, Chilcot, Chilcote, Childecock, Childecott, Childecott, Chillcot, Chillcote and many more.
Early Notables of the Chillcott family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chillcott family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Chillcott, or a variant listed above:
Chillcott Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Chillcott Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Chillcott (post 1700)
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