Northumberland having derived from the Old English word cild meaning child, and tun meaning enclosure or settlement.
Early Origins of the Chiltons family
Northumberland where they held a family seat from early times.
Early History of the Chiltons family
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Early Notables of the Chiltons family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chiltons 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 cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the Chiltons family name Chiltons, or who bore a variation of the surname were 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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