Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. 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 Cheeshus family
Cambridgeshire, where they held a family seat from early times.
Early History of the Cheeshus family
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Cheeshus Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Cheeshus have been found, including Cheesehouse, Cheeshus, Chezus, Cheshus, Chezhus, Cheeshouse, Cheeshous, Cheesehous, Gesors and many more.
Early Notables of the Cheeshus family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cheeshus family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Cheeshus, or a variant listed above: a number of settlers who arrived in the New World by the 19th century.
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