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The name Chittenden belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their having lived in the village of Crotynden. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the place name Cruttenden, which was in the county of Kent.

Chittenden Early Origins



The surname Chittenden 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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Chittenden Spelling Variations


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Chittenden Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Chittenden include Crittenden, Cruttenden, Critenden, Crutenden and many more.

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Chittenden Early History


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Chittenden Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chittenden research. Another 304 words (22 lines of text) covering the year 1481 is included under the topic Early Chittenden History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chittenden Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chittenden Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Chittenden 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



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Chittenden were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Chittenden Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Chittenden, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1638
  • William Chittenden, who landed in New Haven, Conn in 1639

Chittenden Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mr. Chittenden, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850

Chittenden Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Charles Thomas Chittenden a boat builder, arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Emma" in 1836 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Emma. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Emma.gif

Chittenden Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Edward Chittenden landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Edward Chittenden, aged 33, a farm labourer, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1841
  • Lydia Chittenden, aged 33, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1841

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Contemporary Notables of the name Chittenden (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Chittenden (post 1700)



  • Thomas Cotton Chittenden (1788-1866), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York (1839-1843)
  • Lucius Eugene Chittenden (1824-1900), American author, banker, lawyer, politician, Register of the Treasury during the Lincoln administration
  • Simeon Baldwin Chittenden (1814-1889), American politician, United States Representative from New York (1874-1881)
  • George B. Chittenden, American Geological Survey member who had worked in surveys in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming, eponym of Mount Chittenden, Yellowstone National Park
  • Hiram Martin Chittenden (1858-1917), American historian of the American West, specialist in the fur trade, eponym of the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Seattle, Washington
  • Martin Chittenden (1763-1840), American politician, United States Representative for Vermont, 7th Governor of Vermont (1813-1815)
  • Thomas Chittenden (1730-1797), early American politician, 1st Governor of the state of Vermont (1791-1797)
  • Thomas Cotton Chittenden (1788-1866), American politician, Representative from New York 18th District, 1839-43
  • Winfred P. Chittenden (b. 1895), American Republican politician, Merchant; Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Guilford, 1939-40, 1943-44, 1947-48
  • Clyde C. Chittenden (b. 1860), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State Senate 27th District, 1895-96; Circuit Judge in Michigan 28th Circuit, 1900-09
  • ... (Another 18 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Emma. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Emma.gif

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  6. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  7. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. 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).
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The Chittenden Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chittenden 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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