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Spelling variations of this family name include: Shute, Chute, Chewte, Shutes and others.
First found in Wiltshire at Chute, a civil parish that includes the village of Upper Chute and the smaller settlements of Lower Chute, Chute Standen, Chute Cadley and Chute Forest. Alternatively the name could have originated from Shute, a parish, in the union of Axminster, hundred of Colyton in Devon. This place name dates back to c. 1200 when it was listed as Schieta and literally meant "the corner or angle of land."  The Old Shute House located nearby is now an impressive edifice that dates back to a simple building built in 1380. It is currently held by the National Trust.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Choate research. Another 267 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1500, 1268, 1506, 1567, 1542, 1545, 1584, 1590, 1595, 1563, 1588, 1643, 1659, 1654, 1659, 1632, 1666, 1659, 1661, 1662, 1742, 1665, 1722, 1696 and 1698 are included under the topic Early Choate History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 291 words (21 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Choate Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Choate family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 75 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Choate Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- John Choate settled in Ipswich, Massachusetts in 1643
- John Choate, who landed in Ipswich, Massachusetts in 1643
Choate Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Riduran Choate, who landed in Texas in 1835
- Thomas Choate, who arrived in Texas in 1835
- Mr. Choate, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
- Tim Choate (1954-2004), American actor
- Mark Putnam "Putt" Choate (b. 1956), American former linebacker in the National Football League
- Nathaniel Choate (1899-1965), American painter and sculptor, vice president of the National Sculpture Society
- Pat Choate (b. 1941), American economist and political candidate, the 1996 Reform Party Vice President candidate, running-mate of H. Ross Perot
- Matthew Choate (b. 1971), American politician, Member of the Vermont Senate from the Caledonia Vermont Senate District (2009-)
- Mark Irvan Choate FRHistS, American history professor at Brigham Young University
- Emett Clay Choate (1891-1974), American lawyer and a United States federal judge
- Donald Leon Choate (b. 1938), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played four games for the San Francisco Giants in 1960
- Charles E. Choate (1865-1929), American architect who worked primarily in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama
- Anne Hyde Clarke Choate (1886-1967), American leader in the Girl Scouts of the USA in the early years
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Fortune de guerre
Motto Translation: The fortune of war.
- ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
- Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
- Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
- Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
- Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
- Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
- Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
- 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).
- Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
- The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
- Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
The Choate Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Choate 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.
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