Northumberland having derived from the Old English word cild meaning child, and tun meaning enclosure or settlement.
Early Origins of the Chiltern family
Northumberland where they held a family seat from early times.
Early History of the Chiltern family
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Chiltern Spelling Variations
spelling variations of the name found included Chilton, Chiltone, Chiltons, Chillton, Chilltone, Chilltons, Chiltoun, Chiltoune, Chiltowne, Chilltoun, Chilltoune and many more.
Early Notables of the Chiltern family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chiltern family to the New World and Oceana
Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of illness and the elements, were buried at sea. In North America, early immigrants bearing the family name Chiltern, or a spelling variation of the surname include: 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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