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in the county of Northumberland having derived from the Old English word cild meaning child, and tun meaning enclosure or settlement.

Chiltern Early Origins



The surname Chiltern was first found in Northumberland where they held a family seat from early times.

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Chiltern Spelling Variations


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Chiltern Spelling Variations



During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Chiltern occurred in many references, and spelling variations of the name found included Chilton, Chiltone, Chiltons, Chillton, Chilltone, Chilltons, Chiltoun, Chiltoune, Chiltowne, Chilltoun, Chilltoune and many more.

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Chiltern Early History


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Chiltern Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chiltern research. Another 119 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1607, 1679, 1556 and 1620 are included under the topic Early Chiltern History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chiltern Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chiltern Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Chiltern Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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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Chiltern Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    7. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    8. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
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    The Chiltern Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chiltern 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.

    This page was last modified on 30 July 2013 at 10:57.

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