The history of the Cheasley family goes back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It is derived from the family living 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 Cheasley family
The surname Cheasley was first found in Buckinghamshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Cheasley family
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Cheasley Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Cheasley include Charsley, Chearsley, Cherdesle, Chardesle, Chearsleye and many more.
Early Notables of the Cheasley family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cheasley family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Cheasley Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Thomas Cheasley, who settled in Ontario in 1871