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Where did the English Cherish family come from? What is the English Cherish family crest and coat of arms? When did the Cherish family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Cherish family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Gerriss, Gerrish, Gerish, Gerras, Gerres, Cherrish, Cherish, Cherris, Cherriss, Gerygge, Gerridge and many more.
First found in Oxfordshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1273 when William, Humfrey and John Gerriss held estates in that shire.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cherish research. Another 264 words(19 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1455, and 1487 are included under the topic Early Cherish History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Cherish Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: settlers, who arrived along the eastern seaboard, from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands.
The Cherish Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cherish 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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