The name Chorleton is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived at Chorlton, in the county of Lancashire
. The name was originally derived from the elements churl
, meaning peasant and tun
, meaning enclosure or settlement. Such a name would have been given to someone who lived in a peasant town
Early Origins of the Chorleton family
The surname Chorleton was first found in Worcestershire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Chorleton family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chorleton research.Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1327, 1377, 1380, 1419, 1603, 1666 and 1705 are included under the topic Early Chorleton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Chorleton Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Chorleton has been spelled many different ways, including Chorlton, Chorleton, Cherleton and others.
Early Notables of the Chorleton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chorleton family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Chorletons to arrive in North America: John Chorlton who arrived in Philadelphia in 1832; and Isaac Chorlton, who came to Philadelphia in 1860.