418 CHOWN members around the world
Stay informed about CHOWN Family online & offline events!
See one of our recent Ireland101 Tribe Gatherings
CHOWN Family HistoryThis unusual surname is derived from the Olde English pre 7th Century personal name Chun, (of uncertain origin). It is recorded as a personal name in the Hundred Rolls of Cambridgeshire in 1273, as Chun Pimme and Chun Pistor, although coincidentaly that year also sees the first recording (see below) of the surname. After the late 14th Century, 'Chun' as a personal disappears completely from all records, but from this time on variations of the surname start to make their appearance. Examples of these forms include Hugh Chone in the 1275 Pipe Rolls of Oxfordshire, Robertus Chaume in the Poll Tax Register for Yorkshire in 1379, whilst Thomas Chowme appears in the register of Canterbury Cathedral in 1688.
Who have we missed?
Tell us about any famous CHOWN (or surname variant) you think we should add here. We will get our genealogists to check them out and add them to the list. Thanks!
Join the conversation with the CHOWN tribe
- Find your CHOWN ancestor
- Tell us about your CHOWN Family
- Tell us about your CHOWN ancestors
- Ask a question about the CHOWN history
- Leave a message for CHOWN family members
Invite more CHOWN family members!
Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the CHOWN tribe.
Family Coat of Arms Generator
Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?Create Crest