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The Anglo-Saxon 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.

Charslay Early Origins



The surname Charslay was first found in Buckinghamshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Charslay Spelling Variations


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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.

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Charslay Early History


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Charslay Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Charslay research. Another 397 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1273, 1279, 1500, 1575 and 1809 are included under the topic Early Charslay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Charslay Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Charslay Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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

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Charslay Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    7. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
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    The Charslay Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Charslay 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 2 December 2014 at 15:21.

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