Chedsey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Of all the 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. Alternatively, the name could have originated in "Chevtsey, a town in Surrey, England, near the Thames, pronounced by the natives, Chedsey, meaning 'Cerot's Island.'" [1]

Early Origins of the Chedsey family

The surname Chedsey was first found in Somerset where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Important Dates for the Chedsey family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chedsey research. Another 154 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1349, 1369, 1574, 1778, 1510, 1574, 1528 and 1531 are included under the topic Early Chedsey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Chedsey Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few 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)

Notables of this surname at this time include: William Chedsey or Cheadsey (1510?-1574?), English divine, a native of Somersetshire. "He was admitted a scholar of Corpus Christi...
Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Chedsey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Chedsey migration to the United States

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
  • John Chedsey who arrived in New Haven, Connecticut in 1644
  • John Chedsey, who landed in New Haven, Connecticut in 1644 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Chedsey (post 1700)

  • Joseph Chedsey, American politician, Village President of Marshall, Michigan, 1842-43 [3]

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Citations

  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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