The name Cheaseman comes from one of the family having worked as a maker of the village cheese. The surname Cheaseman can be traced to the Old English cesewyrhta
which means "a cheese-maker." This profession was very important in the medieval period; in the days before refrigeration, milk could be kept for a day or two at most, and the only way to ensure a long term supply of dairy products was to make it into cheese. The suffix -wright
was usually adopted by a someone who provided a service with either wood or machinery.
Early Origins of the Cheaseman family
The surname Cheaseman was first found in Lincolnshire
, where they held a family seat
from early times.
Early History of the Cheaseman family
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Cheaseman Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Cheaseman have been found, including: Cheesewright, Cheeswright, Cheeseright, Chesewright, Cheswright, Chiswright, Chesewricte, Cheeseman, Cheesman and many more.
Early Notables of the Cheaseman family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cheaseman family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Cheaseman, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : Paul Cheeswright who sailed to Georgia in 1732.