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The roots of the Anglo-Saxon name Charsley come 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.

Charsley Early Origins



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

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Charsley Spelling Variations


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Charsley 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. Charsley has been recorded under many different variations, including Charsley, Chearsley, Cherdesle, Chardesle, Chearsleye and many more.

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Charsley Early History


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Charsley Early History



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

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Charsley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Charsley Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Charsley 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Charsley or a variant listed above:

Charsley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Miss Charsley, aged 36, who arrived in New York, New York in 1894 aboard the ship "Normannia" from Hamburg, Germany [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXM5-VQ3 : 6 December 2014), Miss Charsley, 21 Sep 1894; citing departure port Hamburg, arrival port New York, New York, ship name Normannia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Charsley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • L. E. Charsley, aged 42, who arrived in New York in 1923 aboard the ship "Leviathan" from Cherbourg via Southampton [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN7K-JX7 : 6 December 2014), L. E. Charsley, 03 Nov 1923; citing departure port Cherbourg via Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Leviathan, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Charles Charsley, aged 44, who arrived in New York in 1923 aboard the ship "Caronia" from Liverpool, England [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNJ9-WPG : 6 December 2014), Charles Charsley, 24 Jun 1923; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Caronia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Charsley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Charsley (post 1700)



  • Walter Augustine Charsley (1869-1948), English footballer who played from Small Heath (1890-1891)
  • William Henry Charsley (1820-1900), English academic, Master of Charsley's Hall, Oxford from 1865 to 1891
  • Charles Christopher "Chris" Charsley (1864-1945), English footballer

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXM5-VQ3 : 6 December 2014), Miss Charsley, 21 Sep 1894; citing departure port Hamburg, arrival port New York, New York, ship name Normannia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN7K-JX7 : 6 December 2014), L. E. Charsley, 03 Nov 1923; citing departure port Cherbourg via Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Leviathan, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNJ9-WPG : 6 December 2014), Charles Charsley, 24 Jun 1923; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Caronia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  2. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  5. 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.
  6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  9. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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The Charsley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Charsley 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.

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