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Chiverton Early Origins



The surname Chiverton was first found in Cornwall where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of St.Paul. Cornwall was a land set apart, a land of mystique and quaint customs, more strongly related to Brittany and Wales than to England. It was not until the 10th century that they submitted to the Saxon rule of England. Since then, their influence has moved east into Devon, Somerset and Dorset.

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Chiverton Spelling Variations


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Chiverton Spelling Variations



Cornish surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The official court languages, which were Latin and French, were also influential on the spelling of a surname. Since the spelling of surnames was rarely consistent in medieval times, and scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings of their surname in the ancient chronicles. Moreover, a large number of foreign names were brought into England, which accelerated and accentuated the alterations to the spelling of various surnames. Lastly, spelling variations often resulted from the linguistic differences between the people of Cornwall and the rest of England. The Cornish spoke a unique Brythonic Celtic language which was first recorded in written documents during the 10th century. However, they became increasingly Anglicized, and Cornish became extinct as a spoken language in 1777, although it has been revived by Cornish patriots in the modern era. The name has been spelled Chiverton, Chifferton, Shiverton, Shifferton, Chiverlon, Chevedon, Shevedon, Shefedon and many more.

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Chiverton Early History


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Chiverton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chiverton research. Another 267 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1079, 1142, 1149, 1162, 1658, 1621 and 1658 are included under the topic Early Chiverton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chiverton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chiverton Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Chiverton 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



Discovered in the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Chiverton:

Chiverton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Chiverton, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1861
  • Herbert Chiverton, aged 2, who settled in America from Isle Of Wight, in 1892
  • Lucy Chiverton, aged 4, who landed in America from Isle Of Wight, in 1892

Chiverton Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Frederick W. Chiverton, aged 27, who landed in America from Portsmouth, in 1906
  • Emily Chiverton, aged 21, who landed in America from Ventnor, England, in 1907
  • Fred'k Chiverton, aged 22, who settled in America from Selborne, England, in 1908
  • Richard A Chiverton, aged 30, who landed in America from Portsmouth, England, in 1908
  • Thomas Chiverton, aged 40, who settled in America from Southsea, England, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Chiverton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Chiverton (post 1700)



  • Lisa Chiverton, American actress

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    5. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    8. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    10. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
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    The Chiverton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chiverton 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 1 April 2015 at 22:45.

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