The name Cheesewright is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name was given to a person who was a maker of the village cheese. The surname Cheesewright can be traced to the Old English cesewyrhta
which means "a cheese-maker." This profession was very important in the medieval period; in the days before refrigeration, milk could be kept for a day or two at most, and the only way to ensure a long term supply of dairy products was to make it into cheese. The suffix -wright
was usually adopted by a someone who provided a service with either wood or machinery.
Early Origins of the Cheesewright family
The surname Cheesewright was first found in Lincolnshire
, where they held a family seat
from early times.
Early History of the Cheesewright family
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Cheesewright 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 Cheesewright family name include Cheesewright, Cheeswright, Cheeseright, Chesewright, Cheswright, Chiswright, Chesewricte, Cheeseman, Cheesman and many more.
Early Notables of the Cheesewright family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cheesewright family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Cheesewright Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- William Cheesewright, aged 34, a carpenter, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Phoebe Dunbar" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PHOEBE DUNBAR 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/phoebedunbar1852.shtml