The origins of the Chardesle name come from when the Anglo-Saxon
tribes ruled over Britain. The name Chardesle was originally derived from a family having lived in the village of Chearsley, in the county of Buckingham just miles from Thames. The surname was originally derived from the variant Cerdiceleagh
when translated means the meadow of Cerdic.
This surname is one of the habitation
names which form a broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Chardesle family
The surname Chardesle was first found in Buckinghamshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Chardesle family
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Chardesle Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Chardesle include Charsley, Chearsley, Cherdesle, Chardesle, Chearsleye and many more.
Early Notables of the Chardesle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chardesle family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Garrett Cheesly, who came to Virginia in 1664; Charles Charslay, who settled in Ontario in 1871; and Thomas Cheasley, who settled in Ontario in 1871.