The ancestry of the name Chorltan dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from 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 Chorltan family
The surname Chorltan was first found in Worcestershire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Chorltan family
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Chorltan 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 Chorltan have been found, including Chorlton, Chorleton, Cherleton and others.
Early Notables of the Chorltan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chorltan family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Chorltan, or a variant listed above: John Chorlton who arrived in Philadelphia in 1832; and Isaac Chorlton, who came to Philadelphia in 1860.