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  • Rev. Claudius L. Chilton (1856 - 1914)
    When Claude was born his father was Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. At the age of four - in the gallery of the Montgomery capitol - he observed his father bang a gavel and launch the Conf...
  • Elivira Frances Chilton (1826 - 1891)
    Second wife of William Parish Chilton,who had been married to her sister Mary C Morgan before her death. Family links: Parents: George Washington Morgan (1788 - 1884) Frances Irby Morgan (1795 ...
  • Elizabeth Ann Atkinson (1808 - 1872)
  • Ella Chilton (1835 - 1916)
  • Frances Tribble Chilton (1797 - 1842)

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’.