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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. Chedsey belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Chedsey Early Origins



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

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Chedsey Spelling Variations


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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.

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Chedsey Early History


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Chedsey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chedsey research. Another 381 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1349, 1369, 1574, and 1778 are included under the topic Early Chedsey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chedsey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chedsey Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Chedsey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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, Conn in 1644

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Contemporary Notables of the name Chedsey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Chedsey (post 1700)



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

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Chedsey Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    2. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    7. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    8. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    9. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
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    The Chedsey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chedsey 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.

    This page was last modified on 8 December 2015 at 11:33.

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