Cheesburg History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The ancestors of the Cheesburg surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived 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.

Early Origins of the Cheesburg family

The surname Cheesburg 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.

Important Dates for the Cheesburg family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cheesburg research. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1594, 1667, 1649, 1430, 1427 and 1431 are included under the topic Early Cheesburg History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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

Early Notables of the Cheesburg family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: David Cherbury or Chirbury ( fl. 1430), Bishop of Dromore, a Carmelite friar, possibly a member of the Oxford house of his order, since he is recorded to have built its library. "He was made Bishop of Dromore, probably in 1427, but he must have...
Another 51 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cheesburg Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Cheesburg family

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: William Cheesebrough who settled in Boston Massachusetts and later moved to Salem, with his wife Anne, daughter Sarah, and three sons, Peter, Samuel, and Nathanial, in 1630..

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