name Cheeks comes from the family having resided in Suffolk.
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cheeks research.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 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.
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 Cheeks Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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..