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The Cheeswright name was coined by the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Cheeswright was originally a name given to someone who worked as a maker of the village cheese. The surname Cheeswright can be traced to the Old English cesewyrhta which means "a cheese-maker." This profession was very important in the medieval period; in the days before refrigeration, milk could be kept for a day or two at most, and the only way to ensure a long term supply of dairy products was to make it into cheese. The suffix -wright was usually adopted by a someone who provided a service with either wood or machinery.

Cheeswright Early Origins



The surname Cheeswright was first found in Lincolnshire, where they held a family seat from early times.

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Cheeswright Spelling Variations


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Cheeswright Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Cheeswright are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Cheeswright include: Cheesewright, Cheeswright, Cheeseright, Chesewright, Cheswright, Chiswright, Chesewricte, Cheeseman, Cheesman and many more.

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Cheeswright Early History


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Cheeswright Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cheeswright research. Another 287 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1228, 1293, 1478, 1500 and 1609 are included under the topic Early Cheeswright History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cheeswright Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cheeswright Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Cheeswright or a variant listed above:

Cheeswright Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Paul Cheeswright who sailed to Georgia in 1732

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    8. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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    The Cheeswright Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cheeswright 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.

    This page was last modified on 3 July 2014 at 13:39.

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