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The lineage of the name Cheatham begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in Cheetham, in the county of Lancashire. It is from the place-name Cheetham that the family name is derived.

Cheatham Early Origins



The surname Cheatham was first found in Lancashire at Cheetham, a township, in the parish and union of Manchester, hundred of Salford. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Now part of Greater Manchester, Cheetham dates back to the late 12th century and literally meant "homestead or village by the wood called Chet," from the Celtic word "ced" meaning "forest" and the Old English word "ham." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
The ancient archeological site Cheetham Close, a megalithic site and scheduled ancient monument is nearby and is generally thought to have been a druidical ritual place with a Roman road passed 'within two hundred yards' of the megalith. As far as the surname is concerned, one of the first records was Geoffrey de Chetham who was listed in the Assize Rolls of Lancashire in 1246. Over one hundred years later, Thomas de Cheteham was listed in Lancashire in 1394. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Another branch of the family was found at Allerton in Lancashire. "At the time of the Domesday Survey, three thanes held 'Alretune;' which was in the possession of Geoffrey de Chetham in the reign of Henry III." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Cheatham Spelling Variations


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Cheatham Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Cheatham has undergone many spelling variations, including Chetham, Cheetham, Cheetam, Cheetum and others.

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Cheatham Early History


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Cheatham Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cheatham research. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cheatham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cheatham Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cheatham Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cheatham Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cheatham In Ireland


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Cheatham In Ireland



Some of the Cheatham family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Cheatham were among those contributors:

Cheatham Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James C Cheatham, who arrived in Texas in 1835
  • Henry Cheatham, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Isaac Cheatham, aged 44, arrived in New York in 1893 aboard the ship "Devonia" from Glasgow, Scotland [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Y8-DM5 : 6 December 2014), Isaac Cheatham, 26 Sep 1893; citing departure port Glasgow, arrival port New York, ship name Devonia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Cheatham Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mrs. R. Cheatham, aged 44, arrived in New York in 1905 aboard the ship "Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse" from Cherbourg, France [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JF4H-VP6 : 6 December 2014), Mrs. R. Cheatham, 24 Oct 1905; citing departure port Cherbourg, France, arrival port New York, ship name Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • William Cheatham, aged 44, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "E. L. Doheny III" from Tuxpam, Mexico [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6C7-VP5 : 6 December 2014), William Cheatham, 18 Sep 1920; citing departure port Tuxpam, Mexico, arrival port New York, ship name E. L. Doheny III, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • William B. Cheatham, aged 67, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Allianca" from Cristobal, C.Z. [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6FB-C2Z : 6 December 2014), William B. Cheatham, 21 Jan 1920; citing departure port Cristobal, C.Z., arrival port New York, ship name Allianca, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cheatham (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cheatham (post 1700)



  • Jimmy Cheatham (1924-2007), American jazz trombonist and teacher
  • Katherine "Kitty" Cheatham (1864-1946), American singer and actress
  • Maree Cheatham (b. 1942), American daytime serial actress
  • Adolphus Anthony "Doc" Cheatham (1905-1997), American jazz trumpeter, singer, and bandleader
  • Benjamin Franklin "Frank" Cheatham (1820-1886), Tennessee aristocrat, California gold miner, and a General in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War
  • Henry Plummer Cheatham (1857-1935), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from North Carolina 2nd District, 1889-93; Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1904
  • George F. II Cheatham, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1996
  • Edward Saunders Cheatham (1818-1878), American politician, Member of Tennessee State House of Representatives, 1853-55; Member of Tennessee State Senate, 1855-57, 1861-63
  • Boyd M. Cheatham, American politician, Member of Tennessee State Legislature
  • B. F. Cheatham (1821-1886), American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Nashville, Tennessee, 1857
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Cheatham


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Suggested Readings for the name Cheatham



  • Descendants of Thomas Cheatham of Chesterfield County, Virginia by Lucille Cheatham Mosely.

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Quod tuum tenne
Motto Translation: Hold what is yours


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Y8-DM5 : 6 December 2014), Isaac Cheatham, 26 Sep 1893; citing departure port Glasgow, arrival port New York, ship name Devonia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JF4H-VP6 : 6 December 2014), Mrs. R. Cheatham, 24 Oct 1905; citing departure port Cherbourg, France, arrival port New York, ship name Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6C7-VP5 : 6 December 2014), William Cheatham, 18 Sep 1920; citing departure port Tuxpam, Mexico, arrival port New York, ship name E. L. Doheny III, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  7. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6FB-C2Z : 6 December 2014), William B. Cheatham, 21 Jan 1920; citing departure port Cristobal, C.Z., arrival port New York, ship name Allianca, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  7. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  8. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
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The Cheatham Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cheatham Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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