name Charslay comes from when the family resided 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 Charslay family
The surname Charslay was first found in Buckinghamshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Charslay family
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Charslay Spelling Variations
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. Charslay has been recorded under many different variations, including Charsley, Chearsley, Cherdesle, Chardesle, Chearsleye and many more.
Early Notables of the Charslay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Charslay family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Charslay Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Charles Charslay, who settled in Ontario in 1871