Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Cororthay is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in London, where their name is derived from the place-name Chatworth, now lost. Before this, the name is derived from the Old English personal name Ceatta, with the suffix -worth, which means enclosure or farm. Combined, the name Chatworth meant "Ceatta's farm."
Early Origins of the Cororthay family
family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Cororthay family
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Cororthay Spelling Variations
hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Cororthay has been spelled many different ways, including Chadworth, Chatworth, Chaworth, Shadworth and others.
Early Notables of the Cororthay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cororthay family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Cororthays to arrive in North America: Thomas Chadworth who settled in Virginia in 1643; John Shadworth settled in New England in 1765.
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