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Chilton Genealogy and Chilton Family History Information

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  • Isabel Chilton (1509 - c.1549)
  • Isabell (Edith?) Chilton (c.1533 - 1583)
    Isabel's daughter Susanne from a former marriage (to Francis Furner) married the son of her second husband James.
  • Isabella Chandler (1587 - 1615)
    Some death dates also show 1637 and 1665 -------------------- Isabella's parents and younger sister made the trip from England to America on the Mayflower as decribed below: In 1620, James Chilto...
  • James Chilton (1596 - 1620)
  • James Chilton, "Mayflower" Passenger (c.1556 - 1620)
    James Chilton (c. 1556 – 18 December 1620) was an English Separatist who came to America aboard the ship Mayflower. He was a signer of the Mayflower Compact, and was probably the oldest Mayflower p...

About the Chilton surname

English: habitational name from any of the various places called Chilton, for example in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, County Durham, Hampshire, Kent, Shropshire, Somerset, Suffolk, and Wiltshire. The majority are shown by early forms to derive from Old English cild ‘child’ (see Child) + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. One place of this name in Somerset possibly gets its first element from Old English cealc ‘chalk’, ‘limestone’, and one on the Isle of Wight from the personal name Ceola (compare Chilcott), or from Old English ceole ‘deep valley’.