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Cheeks History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Anglo-Saxon name Cheeks comes from the family having resided in Suffolk.

Early Origins of the Cheeks family


The surname Cheeks 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 Cheeks family


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Another 74 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1514, 1557, 1659, 1604, 1653 and 1658 are included under the topic Early Cheeks History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cheeks Spelling Variations


Cheeks has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Cheek, Cheeke, Cheeks, Cheke, Chick, Chicke and others.

Early Notables of the Cheeks 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...
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Migration of the Cheeks family to the New World and Oceana


In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Cheekss to arrive on North American shores: Phillip Cheeke who settled in Barbados in 1685; Henry Cheeke settled in Philadelphia in 1823; John Cheeke arrived in New York in 1823; George Cheek settled in Potomac Maryland in 1742..

Contemporary Notables of the name Cheeks (post 1700)


  • Wardell Raymond Cheeks (b. 1980), known by his stage name Ray Cash, an American rapper
  • Donald Edward "Don" Cheeks (b. 1931), American politician, Member of the Georgia Senate (1992-2004)
  • Rev. Julius "June" Cheeks (1929-1981), American gospel singer, father of Judy Cheeks
  • Judy Cheeks (b. 1954), American singer and actress
  • Maurice Edward "Mo" Cheeks (b. 1956), American retired NBA basketball player and current assistant coach in the NBA
  • Marsha G. Cheeks (b. 1956), African-American politician, Member of the Michigan House of Representatives (2002-)
  • Raymond Cheeks, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 2004 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Dansby Cheeks, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 7th District, 1982 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick (b. 1945), American Democrat politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives, 1979-96 (18th District 1979-82, 8th District 1983-92, 9th District 1993-96) [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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