Northumberland having derived from the Old English word cild meaning child, and tun meaning enclosure or settlement.
Early Origins of the Chilltume family
Northumberland where they held a family seat from early times.
Early History of the Chilltume family
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Chilltume Spelling Variations
The name Chilltume, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Chilton, Chiltone, Chiltons, Chillton, Chilltone, Chilltons, Chiltoun, Chiltoune, Chiltowne, Chilltoun, Chilltoune and many more.
Early Notables of the Chilltume family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chilltume family to the New World and Oceana
The New World beckoned as many of the settlers in Ireland, known as the Scotch/Irish, became disenchanted. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Amongst the early settlers who could be considered kinsmen of the Chilltume family, or who bore a variation of the surname Chilltume were James Chilton who sailed on the "Mayflower" and landed in Plymouth in 1620; and signed the famous compact of the ownerships of the land. He died on December 8th 1620.
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