Anglo-Saxon name Cesterfield comes from when the family resided in Chesterfield, Derbyshire a market town which received its charter in the year 1204 from King John.
Early Origins of the Cesterfield family
Derbyshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Cesterfield family
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Cesterfield Spelling Variations
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. Cesterfield has been recorded under many different variations, including Chesterfield, Chasturfeld, Cestrefeld and others.
Early Notables of the Cesterfield family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cesterfield family to the New World and Oceana
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 Cesterfield or a variant listed above: Henry Chesterfield who arrived in New York in 1854.
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