Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Chedsey is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in the parish of Chedzoy, near Bridgewater in the county of Somerset. Chedsey belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Chedsey family
Somerset where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Chedsey family
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Chedsey Spelling Variations
hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Chedsey has been spelled many different ways, including Chedzoy, Chedzey, Chidzoy, Chedgey, Chedsey, Chidgey, Chidsey, Chedesy and many more.
Early Notables of the Chedsey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chedsey family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Chedseys to arrive in North America:
Chedsey Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Chedsey (post 1700)
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