origin and came from when the family lived in the tithing of Chilson, which is in the parish of Charlbury in Oxfordshire.
from ancient times.
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It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Chilson are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Chilson include: Chilson, Childerstone, Childeston, Childerson, Chelsum, Chelson and many more.
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Chilson or a variant listed above:
Chilson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Brown Chilson, who arrived in America sometime between 1760 and 1765
Chilson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Thomas Chilson, aged 33, who landed in America from London, in 1897
Chilson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Fannie Chilson, aged 67, who landed in America, in 1908
- Fay Louise Chilson, aged 32, who emigrated to the United States, in 1921
- Edward Norton Chilson, aged 43, who emigrated to America, in 1921
- L. Chilson, aged 19, who landed in America, in 1924
- Lewis Chilson, aged 19, who settled in America, in 1924