Cheesly History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The ancestors of the Cheesly surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived in the village of Chearsley, in the county of Buckingham just miles from Thames. The surname was originally derived from the variant Cerdiceleagh when translated means the meadow of Cerdic. This surname is one of the habitation names which form a broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Cheesly family
The surname Cheesly was first found in Buckinghamshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Important Dates for the Cheesly family
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Cheesly Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Cheesly include Charsley, Chearsley, Cherdesle, Chardesle, Chearsleye and many more.
Early Notables of the Cheesly family (pre 1700)
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Cheesly migration to the United States
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
Cheesly Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Garrett Cheesly, who settled in Virginia in 1664
- Garrett Cheesly, who landed in Virginia in 1664 
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