Chittick History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The origins of the Chittick surname date back to the time of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It comes from an early member of the family who was a person who had a youthful appearance. The surname Chittick is a diminutive of the word chit, which means small child. The diminutive suffix -ock is used with this name in a similar manner to its application in the word bullock, which means young bull.
Early Origins of the Chittick family
The surname Chittick was first found in Suffolk 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.
Early History of the Chittick family
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Chittick Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Chittick has been spelled many different ways, including Chittock, Chittick, Chittocke, Chideock, Chideoke and others.
Early Notables of the Chittick family (pre 1700)
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Chittick migration to the United States +
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Chitticks to arrive in North America:
Chittick Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- W G Chittick, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1853 
- Gavin, Gerrard, Irvine, John, and Robert, Chittick, who arrived in Philadelphia between 1825 and 1864
Chittick migration to Canada +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Chittick Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Ms. Mary Chittick, aged 23 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Yorkshire" departing 9th June 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 10th August 1847 but she died on board 
- Mr. Stewart Chittick, aged 10 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Yorkshire" departing 9th June 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 10th August 1847 but he died on board 
- Mr. Thomas Chittick, aged 60 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Yorkshire" departing 9th June 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 10th August 1847 but he died on board 
Contemporary Notables of the name Chittick (post 1700) +
- John Chittick (1948-2017), American HIV/AIDS expert and activist
- Elizabeth Chittick (1908-2009), American feminist, former president of the National Woman's Party
- James Chittick, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Ottawa County 2nd District, 1916 
- Charles Yardley Chittick (1900-2008), the oldest living patent attorney in the United States
- Fred Chittick (1868-1917), Canadian ice hockey goaltender for the Ottawa Hockey Club from 1894 until 1901
- Dr. Neville H. Chittick (1924-1984), British scholar and archaeologist
Related Stories +
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 69)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html