Cheers History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Cheers family

The surname Cheers was first found in Surrey where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Cheers family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cheers research. Another 83 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1367, 1455, and 1487 are included under the topic Early Cheers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cheers Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Cheers include Chertsey, Cheretsy, Chartsey, Curtsey, Certsey and others.

Early Notables of the Cheers family (pre 1700)

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Australia Cheers migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Cheers Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • "Mrs. Elizabeth Cheers, (b. 1803), aged 25, English house maid who was convicted in Chester, Cheshire, England for 7 years for stealing, transported aboard the ""Competitor"" on 9th June 1828, arriving in New South Wales, Australia" [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Cheers (post 1700) +

  • Charles Cheers Wakefield (1859-1941), 1st Baron Wakefield, Viscount Wakefield, founder of the Wakefield Oil Company, later renamed Castrol


  1. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 8th March 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/competitor


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