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The origins of the Chorlton name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. 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

Chorlton Early Origins



The surname Chorlton was first found in Worcestershire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Chorlton Spelling Variations


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Chorlton Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Chorlton were recorded, including Chorlton, Chorleton, Cherleton and others.

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Chorlton Early History


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Chorlton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chorlton 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 Chorlton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chorlton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chorlton Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 18 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Chorlton 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



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Chorlton family emigrate to North America:

Chorlton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Chorlton who arrived in Philadelphia in 1832
  • Isaac Chorlton, who came to Philadelphia in 1860

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    5. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    7. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
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    The Chorlton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chorlton 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 12 October 2016 at 04:17.

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