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

Cheeks Early Origins



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.

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Cheeks Spelling Variations


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Cheeks Spelling Variations



Cheeks has been spelled many different ways, including 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. Cheek, Cheeke, Cheeks, Cheke, Chick, Chicke and others.

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Cheeks Early History


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Cheeks Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cheeks research. Another 147 words (10 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.

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Cheeks Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cheeks 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 Cheeks Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cheeks (post 1700)


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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
  • Dansby Cheeks, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 7th District, 1982

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    3. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    4. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    6. 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.
    7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    8. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

    The Cheeks Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cheeks 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 7 August 2016 at 07:58.

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