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Charsleigh History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The ancient roots of the Charsleigh family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Charsleigh comes from when the family 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 Charsleigh family


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

Early History of the Charsleigh family


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Charsleigh Spelling Variations


One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Charsleigh has appeared include Charsley, Chearsley, Cherdesle, Chardesle, Chearsleye and many more.

Early Notables of the Charsleigh family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Charsleigh family to the New World and Oceana


At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Charsleigh arrived in North America very early: 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.

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