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The name Cheeseman is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It is a name for someone who worked as a maker or seller of cheese. The surname Cheeseman literally means the cheeseman. The surname Cheeseman is derived from the Old English word cese and the West Saxon word cyse, which both mean cheese. The suffix man is one of the most common suffixes for occupational names.

Cheeseman Early Origins



The surname Cheeseman was first found in Cornwall where they held a family seat from very early times.

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Cheeseman Spelling Variations


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Cheeseman Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Cheeseman are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Cheeseman include: Cheeseman, Cheesman, Cheesemen and others.

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Cheeseman Early History


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Cheeseman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cheeseman research. Another 268 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1200 and 1273 are included under the topic Early Cheeseman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cheeseman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cheeseman Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Cheeseman or a variant listed above:

Cheeseman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Cheeseman who settled in Bermuda in 1635
  • William Cheeseman, aged 20, who landed in Barbados in 1635 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Edward Cheeseman, who arrived in Virginia in 1637 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Robert Cheeseman, aged 21, who landed in Virginia in 1684 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Cheeseman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Clement Cheeseman, who settled in Maryland in 1774

Cheeseman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Cheeseman, who settled in New York State in 1821
  • Morton Cheeseman, who settled in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • B F Cheeseman, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Mr. Cheeseman, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Cheeseman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Cheeseman, English convict from Devonport, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on October 22nd, 1824, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824
  • William Cheeseman, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John Mitchell" in 1849 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The JOHN MITCHELL 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849JohnMitchell.htm

Cheeseman Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Robert Suckling Cheeseman, aged 29, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • Anne Cheeseman, aged 26, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • Annie Cheeseman, aged 4, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • Annie Cheeseman, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1842 aboard the ship London
  • Robert Cheeseman, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "William Watson" in 1859
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cheeseman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cheeseman (post 1700)



  • Gwen Wentz Cheeseman Alexander (1951-1984), American bronze medalist field hockey goalkeeper at the 1984 Summer Olympics
  • Will Cheeseman, American politician, Candidate for Michigan State Board of Agriculture, 1939 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Nathaniel F. Cheeseman, American Republican politician, Colorado territorial auditor, 1868-70 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Max C. Cheeseman, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1972 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John T. Cheeseman (1892-1968), Newfoundland businessman and politician who represented Burin from 1919 to 1923 and Burgeo-LaPoile from 1956 to 1962, eponym of the John T. Cheeseman Provincial Park
  • Tom Cheeseman (b. 1986), Welsh rugby union footballer from Swansea
  • Thomas Frederick Cheeseman (1846-1923), English-born, New Zealand botanist
  • Joseph James Cheeseman (1843-1896), 12th President of Liberia
  • Peter Cheeseman CBE (1932-2010), British theatre director, Chair of the National Council for Drama Training, the annual Peter Cheeseman Lectures are named in his honour
  • Darren Leicester Cheeseman (b. 1976), Australian politician, Member of the Australian Parliament for Corangamite (2007-)
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The JOHN MITCHELL 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849JohnMitchell.htm
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  4. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. 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.
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The Cheeseman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cheeseman 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.

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