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Chaires is an ancient Norman name that arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Chaires comes from the Norman given name Essira.

Chaires Early Origins



The surname Chaires was first found in Surrey where they held a family seat from ancient times being Lords of the Manor of Shere recorded in the Domesday Book Survey taken in 1086 A.D. as being 'King's Land' and consisting of a church and mills. The original name of the village of Shere was 'Essira' and it may be taken that this was also the original spelling of the surname, taken from an unknown Norman noble who entered into England with William the Conqueror in 1066.

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Chaires Spelling Variations


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Chaires Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Shere, Sheres, Shear, Shears, Sheares, Sheare, Sheares, Sheer, Sheers, Sheere, Sheeres, Shire, Shires, Shiers, Shier, Shiere, Sheir, Sheirs, Sheire and many more.

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Chaires Early History


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Chaires Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chaires research. Another 203 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1614 and 1685 are included under the topic Early Chaires History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chaires Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chaires Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Chaires Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chaires In Ireland


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Chaires In Ireland



Some of the Chaires family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 146 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Chaires or a variant listed above were:

Chaires Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Hannah Chaires, who arrived in Maryland in 1680

Chaires Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Michael Chaires, who landed in Texas in 1835

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Contemporary Notables of the name Chaires (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Chaires (post 1700)



  • Green Hill Chaires, American plantation owner and early Florida settler, eponym of Chaires, Florida
  • Joseph Chaires, American owner of the Joseph Chaires Plantation, a large cotton plantation of 3,800 acres in southern Leon County, Florida
  • Arturo Chaires Riso (b. 1937), Mexican football defender

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    4. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    8. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
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    The Chaires Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chaires 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.

    This page was last modified on 6 February 2016 at 20:05.

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