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Where did the English Chee family come from? What is the English Chee family crest and coat of arms? When did the Chee family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Chee family history?The Anglo-Saxon name Chee comes from when the family resided in or near either of the settlements called Cheadle in the counties of Cheshire and Staffordshire. Chee belongs to the class of habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Chee has been recorded under many different variations, including Cheadle, Chedel, Cheade, Cheatle, Cheddle, Cheatley, Chedle, Chettle and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chee research. Another 329 words(24 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Chee History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Chee or a variant listed above: Margaret and William Cheadle settled in Virginia in 1663; Ann Cheade also settled in Virginia in that year, probably the daughter.
The Chee Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chee Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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