Chillcott History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Chillcott has a long 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

The surname Chillcott was first found in Derbyshire at Chilcote, a chapelry, in the parish of CliftonCampville, union of Tamworth, hundred of Repton and Gresley.

"The manor is described in the Domesday Survey as a hamlet of Repton; it belonged, as early as the reign of Richard I., to the Berkeley family, who held it under the earls of Chester. " [1]

However, we must to look to Gloucestershire for the first listing of the family; for it is there that Baldwin de Chillecota was listed in the Pipe Rolls of 1169. [2]

Later, Kirby's Quest listed Gilbert de Childecote in Somerset, 1 Edward III (during the first year's reign of King Edward III.) [3]

Important Dates for the Chillcott family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chillcott research. Another 99 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1602, 1694, 1793, 1766, 1733, 1756, 1766 and 1758 are included under the topic Early Chillcott History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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)

Distinguished members of the family include Thomas Chilcot (d. 1766), English organist and composer, was appointed in 1733 organist of Bath Abbey. "The few works which he published show that he was a good musician. His chief compositions are a set of...
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Chillcott migration to the United States

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
  • John Chillcott who settled in Virginia in 1660
  • Anne Chillcott, who arrived in Maryland in 1680 [4]

Chillcott migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Chillcott Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mary Chillcott, aged 40, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Stag" [5]

Contemporary Notables of the name Chillcott (post 1700)

  • Nellie Chillcott, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1944 [6]

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Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.
  4. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) STAG 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Stag.htm
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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