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Chearsly History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The origins of the Chearsly name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It 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 Chearsly family


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

Early History of the Chearsly family


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Chearsly Spelling Variations


Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Chearsly were recorded, including Charsley, Chearsley, Cherdesle, Chardesle, Chearsleye and many more.

Early Notables of the Chearsly family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Chearsly family to the New World and Oceana


To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Chearsly family emigrate to North America: 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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