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The name Chilson is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family lived in the tithing of Chilson, which is in the parish of Charlbury in Oxfordshire.

Chilson Early Origins



The surname Chilson was first found in Oxfordshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Chilson Spelling Variations


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Chilson Spelling Variations



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.

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Chilson Early History


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Chilson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chilson research. Another 79 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1771 and 1788 are included under the topic Early Chilson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chilson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chilson Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Chilson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Chilson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Chilson (post 1700)



  • Mitch Chilson (b. 1978), Singaporian-American mixed martial artist
  • Olin Hatfield Chilson (1903-1991), United States federal judge from Pueblo, Colorado
  • Robert Chilson (b. 1945), American science fiction author from Ringwood, Oklahoma
  • Llewellyn Morris Chilson (1920-1981), United States Army Master Sergeant, the "second most decorated" American combat soldier of World War II
  • Ted Chilson, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1964 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Robert W. Chilson, American politician, Mayor of Lompoc, California, 1950-52 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  4. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  7. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
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The Chilson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chilson Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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