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The Anglo-Saxon name Cheesbrough comes from when the family resided in Cheshire, a county in the northeast of England on the border with Wales. It is from the name of the county that the family name is derived. The name meant "a dweller in a town in Cheshire." This is because the suffix -borough indicated residence in a town.

Cheesbrough Early Origins



The surname Cheesbrough was first found in Lincolnshire 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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Cheesbrough Spelling Variations


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Cheesbrough 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 Cheesbrough include Chesbrough, Cheesebourgh, Cheesbrough, Cheseborough, Chesebrough and many more.

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Cheesbrough Early History


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Cheesbrough Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cheesbrough research. Another 209 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1594, 1667 and 1649 are included under the topic Early Cheesbrough History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cheesbrough Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cheesbrough Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Cheesbrough Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • A Cheesbrough, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cheesbrough (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cheesbrough (post 1700)



  • Samuel Cheesbrough, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Stonington, 1832, 1836
  • Meredith Cheesbrough (b. 1983), Canadian actress, known for Manson (2009), A Small Thing (2008) and Hey, George (2010)
  • Paul Cheesbrough, British media executive, Chief Technology Officer of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp
  • Gordon Franklin Cheesbrough (1952-2010), Canadian businessman, President and CEO of investment firm Scotia Mcleod

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    9. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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    The Cheesbrough Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cheesbrough 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 8 December 2015 at 11:33.

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