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Where did the English Chidsey family come from? What is the English Chidsey family crest and coat of arms? When did the Chidsey family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Chidsey family history?The roots of the Anglo-Saxon name Chidsey come from when the family resided in the parish of Chedzoy, near Bridgewater in the county of Somerset. Chidsey belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon 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. Chidsey has been recorded under many different variations, including Chedzoy, Chedzey, Chidzoy, Chedgey, Chedsey, Chidgey, Chidsey, Chedesy and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chidsey research. Another 381 words(27 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1349, 1369, 1574, and 1778 are included under the topic Early Chidsey History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Chidsey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
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 Chidsey or a variant listed above: John Chedsey who arrived in New Haven, Connecticut in 1644.
The Chidsey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chidsey 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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