The origins of the Cheeshouse name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It comes from 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 Cheeshouse family
The surname Cheeshouse was first found in Cambridgeshire
, where they held a family seat
from early times.
Early History of the Cheeshouse family
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Cheeshouse Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Cheeshouse were recorded, including Cheesehouse, Cheeshus, Chezus, Cheshus, Chezhus, Cheeshouse, Cheeshous, Cheesehous, Gesors and many more.
Early Notables of the Cheeshouse family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cheeshouse family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Cheeshouse family emigrate to North America: a number of settlers who arrived in the New World by the 19th century.