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Chiltoom 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 Chiltoom family


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

Early History of the Chiltoom family


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Chiltoom Spelling Variations


Although the name, Chiltoom, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Chilton, Chiltone, Chiltons, Chillton, Chilltone, Chilltons, Chiltoun, Chiltoune, Chiltowne, Chilltoun, Chilltoune and many more.

Early Notables of the Chiltoom family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Chiltoom 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 Chiltoom family name Chiltoom, 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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