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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 Ameri ca. 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, landed in Barbados in 1635
  • Edward Cheeseman, who arrived in Virginia in 1637
  • Robert Cheeseman, aged 21, landed in Virginia in 1684

Cheeseman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Clement Cheeseman settled in Maryland in 1774

Cheeseman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Cheeseman settled in New York State in 1821
  • Morton Cheeseman settled in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • B F Cheeseman, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Mr. Cheeseman, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

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 [1]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 arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John Mitchell" in 1849

Cheeseman Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Robert Suckling Cheeseman, aged 29, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • Anne Cheeseman, aged 26, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • Annie Cheeseman, aged 4, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • Annie Cheeseman landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1842 aboard the ship London
  • Robert Cheeseman 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
  • Nathaniel F. Cheeseman, American Republican politician, Colorado territorial auditor, 1868-70
  • Max C. Cheeseman, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1972
  • 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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Citations


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  1. ^ 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

Other References

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  5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  7. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  8. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. 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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