Early Origins of the Chesler family
The surname Chesler was first found in Caldyrstarrs, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Chesler family
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Chesler Spelling Variations
The origin of rules governing the spelling of names and even words is a very recent innovation. Before that, words and names were spelled according to sound, and, therefore, often appeared under several different spelling variations
in a single document. Chesler has been spelled Chiesley, Chesley, Chesly, Cheysly, Cheisley, Cheislie and many more.
Early Notables of the Chesler family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chesler family to the New World and Oceana
The persecution faced in their homeland left many Scots with little to do but sail for the colonies of North America. There they found land, freedom, opportunity, and nations in the making. They fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence
, or traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In both cases, they made enormous contributions to the formation of those great nations. Among them: John Chesley who settled in Maryland in 1751; Robert Chesley settled in Maryland in 1751; and Henry Chesly settled in Virginia in 1750.
The Chesler Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Credo et videbo
Motto Translation: I believe, and I shall see.