Chasey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The founding heritage of the Chasey family is in the Anglo-Saxon culture that once dominated in Britain. The name Chasey comes from when one of the family worked as a person who dominated as an exceptional huntsman which was derived from the Old English word chase which means to hunt. [1]

Early Origins of the Chasey family

The surname Chasey was first found in Hampshire where one of the first records of the family was William Chase who was Mayor of Winchester in 1464. [2]

Important Dates for the Chasey family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chasey research. Another 98 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1327 and 1393 are included under the topic Early Chasey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Chasey Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Chasey has been spelled many different ways, including Chase, Chases, Chasey, Chace, Chaces, Chacey, Chaise, Chaises and many more.

Early Notables of the Chasey family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Chasey family

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Chaseys to arrive in North America: William Chase, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1630; Aquilla Chase and his brother Thomas Chase, both born in Chesham in Buckinghamshire, England, between 1580 and 1585, they came to Hampton, then Newburyport, MA in the 1640s, and had many prominent descendants.

Citations

  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
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