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The Anglo-Saxons of Britain first developed the name Cheesman. It was a name given to someone who was a maker or seller of cheese. The surname Cheesman literally means the cheeseman. The surname Cheesman is derived from the Old English word cese and the West Saxon word cyse, which both mean cheese. The suffix man is one of the most common suffixes for occupational names.

Cheesman Early Origins



The surname Cheesman was first found in Cornwall where they held a family seat from very early times.

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Cheesman Spelling Variations


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Cheesman 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 Cheesman have been found, including Cheeseman, Cheesman, Cheesemen and others.

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Cheesman Early History


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Cheesman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cheesman research. Another 268 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1200 and 1273 are included under the topic Early Cheesman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cheesman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cheesman Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Cheesman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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. Among the first immigrants of the name Cheesman, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were:

Cheesman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edward Cheesman, who arrived in Virginia in 1623
  • John Cheesman, who landed in Virginia in 1623
  • Thomas Cheesman, who landed in Virginia in 1623
  • Lieutenant Cheesman, who arrived in Virginia in 1637
  • William Cheesman, who arrived in Maryland in 1672
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cheesman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Sarah Cheesman, who landed in New York in 1820
  • James Cheesman, who arrived in New York in 1835
  • D W Cheesman, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • George Cheesman, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • William Pale Cheesman, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1857

Cheesman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Cheesman arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajasthan" in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Rajasthan.htm
  • Barbara Cheesman arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajasthan" in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Rajasthan.htm
  • Lydia Cheesman arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajasthan" in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Rajasthan.htm
  • James Cheesman arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajasthan" in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Rajasthan.htm
  • Elizabeth Cheesman arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajasthan" in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Rajasthan.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cheesman Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • R S Cheesman landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1842 aboard the ship London
  • Thomas Cheesman arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Artemesia" in 1854
  • Emma Cheesman arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Artemesia" in 1854
  • Ellen Cheesman arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Artemesia" in 1854
  • Clara Cheesman arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Artemesia" in 1854
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cheesman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cheesman (post 1700)



  • Paul Robert Cheesman (1921-1991), American archeologist and a professor of religion
  • Barry Cheesman (b. 1959), American professional golfer
  • James D. Cheesman, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Allegany County, 1915, 1931
  • David Williams Cheesman (1824-1884), American Republican politician, Candidate for Lieutenant Governor of California, 1859; Treasurer, U.S. Mint at San Francisco, 1861
  • Thomas Cheesman (1816-1874), English cricketer
  • Brian Eldon Frederick Cheesman (b. 1929), former English cricketer
  • Clive Edwin Alexander Cheesman (b. 1968), English officer of arms at the College of Arms in London
  • Wayne Cheesman, Canadian former ice hockey left winger
  • Sean Cheesman, Canadian dancer and choreographer
  • Lucy Evelyn Cheesman (1881-1969), British entomologist and traveler
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Rajasthan.htm

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The Cheesman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cheesman Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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