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The ancient roots of the Cheek family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Cheek comes from when the family lived in Suffolk.

Cheek Early Origins



The surname Cheek was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Cheek Spelling Variations


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Cheek Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Cheek has appeared include Cheek, Cheeke, Cheeks, Cheke, Chick, Chicke and others.

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Cheek Early History


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Cheek Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cheek research. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1514, 1557, 1659, 1604, 1653 and 1658 are included under the topic Early Cheek History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cheek Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cheek Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include Sir John Cheek (1514-1557) English humanist, and supporter of the Reformation; and Sir Thomas Cheek or Cheke (died 1659), an English politician who sat in the...

Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cheek 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



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Cheek arrived in North America very early:

Cheek Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Cheek, who arrived in Maryland in 1668
  • John Cheek, who landed in Virginia in 1696

Cheek Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • George Cheek settled in Potomac Maryland in 1742

Cheek Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Robert Cheek arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "David Malcolm" in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cheek (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cheek (post 1700)



  • James E. Cheek (1932-2010), American President emeritus of Howard University, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Stephen A. Cheek (b. 1950), American author
  • Louis Ray Cheek Jr. (b. 1964), former American football offensive lineman
  • Harry Gordon Cheek (1879-1927), American Major League Baseball player
  • Joy Cheek (b. 1988), American professional basketball player
  • Savage" Rick Cheek (b. 1977), American Super Heavyweight kickboxer and mixed martial artist
  • Molly Cheek (b. 1950), American actress
  • Chris Cheek (b. 1968), American jazz saxophonist
  • Maurice Edward "Mo" Cheek (b. 1956), retired American professional basketball player
  • Thomas F. Cheek (1939-2005), American sportscaster
  • ... (Another 13 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    7. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    10. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    11. ...

    The Cheek Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cheek 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 11 January 2017 at 18:04.

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