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Chilton Name Meaning

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’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Hilton, Hinton, Colton, Wilton, Holton, Whiston, Whitton, Bilton

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Chilton Family Origin

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Chilton Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    53%
  • Labourer

    13%
  • Farm Laborer

    7%
  • Jeweller

    7%

In 1881, Farmer, Labourer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chilton. The most common Chilton occupation in Canada was Farmer. 53% of Chilton's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Chilton family was Jeweller.

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Chilton Historical Records

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Chilton Life Expectancy

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