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The name Cheese is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name was given to a person who was a cheese-maker or seller of cheese. The surname Cheese is derived from the Old English word cese and the West Saxon word cyse, which both mean cheese. Occupational names frequently refer to the principal object associated with the activity of the original bearer, such as tools or products. These types of occupational surnames are called metonymic surnames. The surname Cheese belongs to this class of names.

Cheese Early Origins



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

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Cheese Spelling Variations


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Cheese Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Cheese family name include Cheese, Chese, Chuse, Chouse, Cheser, Chesse and others.

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Cheese Early History


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Cheese Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cheese research. Another 391 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1279, 1279, 1332, 1366, 1379, 1597, 1500 and 1808 are included under the topic Early Cheese History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cheese Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cheese Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Cheese 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



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name Cheese or a variant listed above:

Cheese Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Edmund Cheese who arrived in New York in 1832
  • Edmund Cheese, who landed in New York in 1832
  • J D Cheese, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Robert Cheese, who landed in Mississippi in 1890
  • Robert Cheese in Mississippi in 1890

Cheese Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Sarah Cheese, aged 18, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Emily"
  • Edward Cheese arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Abberton" in 1849
  • Sarah Cheese arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Emily" in 1849
  • John Henry Cheese, aged 31, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Stamboul"

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    4. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    7. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    8. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    9. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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    The Cheese Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cheese 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 25 February 2014 at 09:39.

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