The Cheeke name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived in Suffolk.
Early Origins of the Cheeke family
The surname Cheeke 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.
Early History of the Cheeke family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cheeke research.Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1514, 1557, 1659, 1604, 1653 and 1658 are included under the topic Early Cheeke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cheeke 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 Cheeke has undergone many spelling variations
, including Cheek, Cheeke, Cheeks, Cheke, Chick, Chicke and others.
Early Notables of the Cheeke family (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 Cheeke Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Cheeke family to the New World and Oceana
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 Cheeke were among those contributors:
Cheeke Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Phillip Cheeke who settled in Barbados in 1685
Cheeke Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Henry Cheeke, who settled in Philadelphia in 1823
- John Cheeke, who arrived in New York in 1823