The name Chittock has a history dating as far back as the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It was a name for a person who had a youthful appearance. The surname Chittock 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 Chittock family
The surname Chittock 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 Chittock family
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Chittock Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Chittock have been found, including Chittock, Chittick, Chittocke, Chideock, Chideoke and others.
Early Notables of the Chittock family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chittock family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Chittock Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Henry Chittock, aged 32, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Thetis" CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THETIS 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Thetis.htm
- Mr. John H. Chittock, (b. 1846), aged 32, Cornish labourer travelling aboard the ship "Ivanhoe" arriving in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on 1st June 1878 CITATION[CLOSE]
Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 19). Emigrants to Australia NSW 1860 -88 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/nsw_passenger_lists_1860_88.pdf
- Mr. William Chittock, (b. 1835), aged 49, Cornish miner who emigrated to New South Wales, Australia aboard the ship "Caroline Brown" in 1853 convicted at Albury Gaol in 1884 CITATION[CLOSE]
Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retreived 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_gaol_admissions.pdf