Cheeseman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Cheeseman family

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

Important Dates for the Cheeseman family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cheeseman research. Another 83 words (6 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.

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.

Early Notables of the Cheeseman family (pre 1700)

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Cheeseman migration to the United States

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]
  • Edward Cheeseman, who arrived in Virginia in 1637 [1]
  • Robert Cheeseman, aged 21, who landed in Virginia in 1684 [1]
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]
  • Mr. Cheeseman, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]

Cheeseman migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

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]
  • William Cheeseman, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John Mitchell" in 1849 [3]

Cheeseman migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

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.)

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]
  • Nathaniel F. Cheeseman, American Republican politician, Colorado territorial auditor, 1868-70 [4]
  • Max C. Cheeseman, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1972 [4]
  • 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.)

Citations

  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
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