Cheely History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestry of the name Cheely dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in the hamlet of Cheal, in the parish of Gosberton, in the county of Lincolnshire.

Early Origins of the Cheely family

The surname Cheely was first found in Lincolnshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Cheely family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cheely research. Another 255 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1273, 1275, 1327, 1500, 1668, and 1682 are included under the topic Early Cheely History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cheely Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Cheely have been found, including Chely, Chelley, Chealey, Cheales, Cheals, Cheeley, Cheal, Cheel, Chele, Cheles, Cheyle, Cheyles and many more.

Early Notables of the Cheely family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Cheely Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Cheely family

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Cheely, or a variant listed above: John Cheley, who settled in Ontario in 1871; and William John Cheley, who settled in Colorado in 1905.



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