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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.

Chilton Early Origins



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

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Chilton Spelling Variations


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Chilton Spelling Variations



The name, Chilton, occurred in many references, and from time to time, it was spelt Chilton, Chiltone, Chiltons, Chillton, Chilltone, Chilltons, Chiltoun, Chiltoune, Chiltowne, Chilltoun, Chilltoune and many more.

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Chilton Early History


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Chilton Early History



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

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Chilton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chilton Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Chilton 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



The New World beckoned settlers from the Scottish-English borders. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlanti c. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Among the early settlers bearing the Chilton surname who came to North America were:

Chilton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • James Chilton (1556-1620), who sailed on the "Mayflower" and landed in Plymouth in 1620, signed the famous compact of the ownerships of the land. He died on December 8th 1620 a month after the "Mayflower" landed, and his wife also died a month after that time
  • Mary Chilton (1607-1679), English passenger aboard the Mayflower from Sandwich Kent, the first European woman to step ashore at Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620
  • Stephen Chilton settled in Virginia in 1650
  • John Chilton, who landed in Virginia in 1660

Chilton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Chilton, who landed in Virginia in 1713
  • Jacob Chilton, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746
  • John Chilton settled later in America in 1774
  • William Chilton, who arrived in America in 1797

Chilton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Juan De Chilton, who landed in America in 1812

Chilton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Chilton, aged 37, a labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ocean Mail" in 1875
  • Eliza Chilton, aged 40, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ocean Mail" in 1875
  • Albert Chilton, aged 8, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ocean Mail" in 1875
  • Samuel Chilton, aged 15, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ocean Mail" in 1875
  • William Chilton, aged 31, a farm labourer, arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Christian McAusland" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Chilton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Chilton (post 1700)



  • Alex Chilton (1950-2010), American songwriter, guitarist, singer and producer
  • Thomas Chilton (1798-1854), American politician, Member of Kentucky State Legislature; U.S. Representative from Kentucky, 1827-31, 1833-35
  • W. E. III Chilton (1921-1987), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1948, 1960; Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Kanawha County, 1953-60
  • William E. Chilton Jr., American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1932
  • William Edwin Chilton (1858-1939), American Democrat politician, West Virginia Democratic State Chair, 1892-96; Secretary of State of West Virginia, 1893-97; U.S. Senator from West Virginia, 1911-17; Defeated, 1916, 1924, 1934
  • William F. Chilton, American politician, Mayor of Frederick, Maryland, 1898-1901
  • William Parish Chilton (1810-1871), American politician, Member of Alabama State Legislature, 1839; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Alabama 7th District, 1843; Member of Alabama State Senate, 1859
  • L. W. Chilton Sr., American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1932
  • L. K. Chilton, American politician, Delegate to Kentucky secession convention, 1861
  • Joseph F. Chilton, American politician, Member of Missouri State House of Representatives from Madison County, 1907-08
  • ... (Another 20 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    2. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    9. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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    The Chilton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chilton 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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