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Chynoweth Early Origins



The surname Chynoweth was first found in Cornwall where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Chinouth. Cornwall was a land set apart, a land of mystique and quaint customs, more strongly related to Brittany and Wales than to England. It was not until the 10th century that they submitted to the Saxon rule of England. Since then, their influence has moved east into Devon, Somerset and Dorset.

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Chynoweth Spelling Variations


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Chynoweth Spelling Variations



Cornish surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The official court languages, which were Latin and French, were also influential on the spelling of a surname. Since the spelling of surnames was rarely consistent in medieval times, and scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings of their surname in the ancient chronicles. Moreover, a large number of foreign names were brought into England, which accelerated and accentuated the alterations to the spelling of various surnames. Lastly, spelling variations often resulted from the linguistic differences between the people of Cornwall and the rest of England. The Cornish spoke a unique Brythonic Celtic language which was first recorded in written documents during the 10th century. However, they became increasingly Anglicized, and Cornish became extinct as a spoken language in 1777, although it has been revived by Cornish patriots in the modern era. The name has been spelled Chenouth, Chinouth, Chenow, Chenou and others.

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Chynoweth Early History


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Chynoweth Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chynoweth research. Another 243 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1510 and 1600 are included under the topic Early Chynoweth History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chynoweth Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chynoweth Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



An investigation of the immigration and passenger lists has revealed a number of people bearing the name Chynoweth:

Chynoweth Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Wm. Chynoweth, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States, in 1893
  • John Chynoweth, aged 23, who landed in America from Wendron, in 1898

Chynoweth Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alfred Chynoweth, aged 22, who landed in America from Redruth, in 1907
  • Richard Chynoweth, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States from St. Agnes, England, in 1910
  • Ivy Chynoweth, aged 17, who settled in America from Leicester, England, in 1911
  • Evelyn Chynoweth, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States from St. Day, England, in 1912
  • Fred Chynoweth, aged 2, who landed in America from St. Day, England, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Chynoweth (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Chynoweth (post 1700)



  • Brigadier-General Bradford Grethen Chynoweth (1890-1985), American Attached to Headquarters Army Service Forces (1946-1947)
  • Rena Chynoweth, former American Mormon fundamentalist who shot dead Rulon C. Allred in 1977
  • Peter Chynoweth, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 2008
  • Neville James Chynoweth (b. 1922), Australian, was the 7th Bishop of Gippsland from 1980 to 1987
  • Ed Chynoweth (1941-2008), long time President of the Western Hockey League and Canadian Hockey League
  • Dean Chynoweth (b. 1968), retired Canadian ice hockey defenceman
  • Robert Leslie "Bob" Chynoweth (b. 1941), Australian politician

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    11. ...

    The Chynoweth Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chynoweth 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 17 November 2015 at 10:28.

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