Anglo-Saxon name Chorltin comes from when the family resided 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 Chorltin family
Worcestershire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Chorltin family
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Chorltin Spelling Variations
spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Chorltin has been recorded under many different variations, including Chorlton, Chorleton, Cherleton and others.
Early Notables of the Chorltin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chorltin family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Chorltin or a variant listed above: John Chorlton who arrived in Philadelphia in 1832; and Isaac Chorlton, who came to Philadelphia in 1860.
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