The name Cheesebrough is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family 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 Cheesebrough family
The surname Cheesebrough 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.
Early History of the Cheesebrough family
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Cheesebrough Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Cheesebrough has been spelled many different ways, including Chesbrough, Cheesebourgh, Cheesbrough, Cheseborough, Chesebrough and many more.
Early Notables of the Cheesebrough family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cheesebrough family to Ireland
Some of the Cheesebrough family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 45 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Cheesebrough family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Cheesebroughs to arrive in North America:
Cheesebrough Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- 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
Cheesebrough Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- R.M. Cheesebrough, aged 30, who emigrated to America, in 1895
Cheesebrough Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Edward Cheesebrough, aged 50, who settled in America, in 1901
- Emma Cheesebrough, aged 49, who emigrated to the United States, in 1901
- Robert A. Cheesebrough, aged 74, who landed in America, in 1911
- G.E. Cheesebrough, aged 37, who landed in America, in 1924
Contemporary Notables of the name Cheesebrough (post 1700)
- Albert Cheesebrough (b. 1935), English former footballer
- William Cheesebrough Ostrander (b. 1858), well-known American painter