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Chivell is an Anglo-Saxon name. The name was originally given to a horseman, or chevalier, in the Old French. Actually, the initial bearer of this name was a knight as knights were known as Chevaliers in Old French. In fact, chevalier is the root of the word chivalry, the code of knightly conduct.

Chivell Early Origins



The surname Chivell was first found in Buckinghamshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Chivell Spelling Variations


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Chivell Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Chivell has appeared include Chivell, Chevall and others.

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Chivell Early History


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Chivell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chivell research. Another 263 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1626, and 1729 are included under the topic Early Chivell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chivell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chivell Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Chivell 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



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Chivell arrived in North America very early:

Chivell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Henry Chivell, who arrived in California in 1868

Chivell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Isaac Chivell, aged 31, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Thetis"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Chivell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Chivell (post 1700)



  • Wilfred Chivell, American marine environmentalist, best known for his study of sharks
  • Wayne Cromwell Chivell, Australian jurist, Judge of the District Court of South Australia (2005-)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    9. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    11. ...

    The Chivell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chivell 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.

    This page was last modified on 18 May 2016 at 07:52.

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