The name Chorltyn is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came 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 Chorltyn family
The surname Chorltyn was first found in Worcestershire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Chorltyn family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chorltyn 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 Chorltyn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Chorltyn Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Chorltyn are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Chorltyn include: Chorlton, Chorleton, Cherleton and others.
Early Notables of the Chorltyn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chorltyn family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Chorltyn or a variant listed above: John Chorlton who arrived in Philadelphia in 1832; and Isaac Chorlton, who came to Philadelphia in 1860.