Chittock History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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
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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Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Chittock Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Chittock Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century