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Chislett is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in the parish of Chislett, which is located seven miles from Canterbury in the county of Kent. The surname Chislett belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Chislett Early Origins



The surname Chislett was first found in Kent where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Chislett Spelling Variations


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Chislett Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Chislett family name include Chislett, Chislette, Chislet and others.

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Chislett Early History


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Chislett Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chislett research. Another 311 words (22 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Chislett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chislett Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chislett Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Chislett Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Chislett surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Chislett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Chislett who settled in Philadelphia in 1856
  • James Chislett, aged 27, landed in New York in 1862
  • Mary Chislett, aged 25, arrived in New York in 1862
  • William Chislett, aged 17, landed in New York in 1862

Chislett Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Chislett arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Morning Star" in 1861

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Contemporary Notables of the name Chislett (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Chislett (post 1700)



  • Michael Guy Chislett (b. 1982), Australian born musician
  • Anne Chislett (b. 1942), Canadian writer from St. John's, Newfoundland, winner of the 1983 Governor General's Award for Drama
  • Laura Chislett, Australian flute player

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    3. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    4. 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).
    5. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    9. 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.
    10. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
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    The Chislett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chislett 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 20 April 2016 at 00:34.

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