Early Origins of the Cheales family
The surname Cheales 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 Cheales family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cheales 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 Cheales History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cheales Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Cheales family name include Cheales, Cheals, Cheal, Cheel, Chele, Cheles, Cheyle, Cheyles and many more.
Early Notables of the Cheales family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cheales family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Cheales surname or a spelling variation of the name include: 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..