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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


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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. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    4. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    5. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    7. 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).
    8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    10. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. 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.

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