The many generations and branches of the Cheesie family can all place the origins of their surname with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name reveals that an early member worked as a cheese-maker or seller of cheese. The surname Cheesie is derived from the Old English word cese
and the West Saxon word cyse,
which both mean cheese. Occupational
names frequently refer to the principal object associated with the activity of the original bearer, such as tools or products. These types of occupational
surnames are called metonymic surnames.
The surname Cheesie belongs to this class of names.
Early Origins of the Cheesie family
The surname Cheesie was first found in Norfolk
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Cheesie family
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Cheesie 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 Cheesie were recorded, including Cheese, Chese, Chuse, Chouse, Cheser, Chesse and others.
Early Notables of the Cheesie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cheesie 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 Cheesie family emigrate to North America: Edmund Cheese who arrived in New York in 1832 and Robert Cheese in Mississippi in 1890.