Early Origins of the Cheale family
The surname Cheale was first found in Lincolnshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times and take their name from the hamlet of Cheal, three miles from Donington.
Early History of the Cheale family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cheale research.Another 509 words (36 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1273, 1275, 1327, 1500, 1668, 1682, 1685, 1679, 1681 and 1650 are included under the topic Early Cheale History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cheale Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Cheale are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Cheale include: Cheales, Cheals, Cheal, Cheel, Chele, Cheles, Cheyle, Cheyles and many more.
Early Notables of the Cheale family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cheale family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Cheale or a variant listed above: Benjamin and Elizabeth Cheal, who both arrived in New York, NY in 1821; as well as Henry Cheal and William Cheal, who were naturalized in Oakland County, Michigan in 1856..
Contemporary Notables of the name Cheale (post 1700)