The name Cheeshous is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived near the cheese house, the building where the village cheese was made and stored. The name would have been applied to a person who lived near the building in which the villagers kept their supply of cheese. The Modern English word cheese is derived from the Old English word cese
and the West Saxon word cyse,
which both mean cheese.
Early Origins of the Cheeshous family
The surname Cheeshous was first found in Cambridgeshire
, where they held a family seat
from early times.
Early History of the Cheeshous family
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Cheeshous 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. Cheeshous has been spelled many different ways, including Cheesehouse, Cheeshus, Chezus, Cheshus, Chezhus, Cheeshouse, Cheeshous, Cheesehous, Gesors and many more.
Early Notables of the Cheeshous family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cheeshous 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 Cheeshouss to arrive in North America: a number of settlers who arrived in the New World by the 19th century.