Chilton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

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

Early Origins of the Chilton family

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

Important Dates for the Chilton family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chilton research. Another 60 words (4 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.

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.

Early Notables of the Chilton family (pre 1700)

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Chilton migration to the United States

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 Atlantic. 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 [1]
  • Stephen Chilton, who settled in Virginia in 1650
  • John Chilton, who landed in Virginia in 1660 [1]
Chilton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • William Chilton, who landed in Virginia in 1713 [1]
  • Jacob Chilton, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746 [1]
  • John Chilton settled later in America in 1774
  • William Chilton, who arrived in America in 1797 [1]
Chilton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Juan De Chilton, who landed in America in 1812 [1]

Chilton migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Chilton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • George Chilton, aged 37, a labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ocean Mail" in 1875
  • Eliza Chilton, aged 40, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ocean Mail" in 1875
  • Albert Chilton, aged 8, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ocean Mail" in 1875
  • Samuel Chilton, aged 15, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ocean Mail" in 1875
  • William Chilton, aged 31, a farm labourer, who arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Christian McAusland" in 1875

Contemporary Notables of the name Chilton (post 1700)

  • Alex Chilton (1950-2010), American songwriter, guitarist, singer and producer
  • General Kevin Patrick "Chilli" Chilton (b. 1954), American four-star General in the USAF and former NASA astronaut with over 704 hours in space [2]
  • L. W. Chilton Sr., American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1932 [3]
  • L. K. Chilton, American politician, Delegate to Kentucky secession convention, 1861 [3]
  • Joseph F. Chilton, American politician, Member of Missouri State House of Representatives from Madison County, 1907-08 [3]
  • Janice Chilton, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arizona, 1996; Candidate for Arizona State House of Representatives 4th District, 1998 [3]
  • J. Matt Chilton (b. 1881), American Republican politician, Member of Kentucky Republican State Central Committee, 1912-36; Jefferson County Attorney, 1918-27; Member of Republican National Committee from Kentucky, 1928-36 [3]
  • Horace Chilton (1853-1932), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1888; U.S. Senator from Texas, 1891-92, 1895-1901 [3]
  • Forrest S. Chilton, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Kings County 16th District, 1912 [3]
  • Cora Chilton, American politician, Dry Candidate for Delegate to Michigan convention to ratify 21st amendment from Saginaw County 2nd District, 1933 [3]
  • ... (Another 21 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ NASA Astronauts Homepage. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Kevin Chilton. Retrieved from http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/chilton.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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