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The origins of the Cheetham name come from when the Anglo-Saxon tribes ruled over Britain. The name Cheetham was originally derived from a family having lived in Cheetham, in the county of Lancashire. It is from the place-name Cheetham that the family name is derived.

Cheetham Early Origins



The surname Cheetham was first found in Lancashire at Cheetham, a township, in the parish and union of Manchester, hundred of Salford. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Now part of Greater Manchester, Cheetham dates back to the late 12th century and literally meant "homestead or village by the wood called Chet," from the Celtic word "ced" meaning "forest" and the Old English word "ham." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
The ancient archeological site Cheetham Close, a megalithic site and scheduled ancient monument is nearby and is generally thought to have been a druidical ritual place with a Roman road passed 'within two hundred yards' of the megalith. As far as the surname is concerned, one of the first records was Geoffrey de Chetham who was listed in the Assize Rolls of Lancashire in 1246. Over one hundred years later, Thomas de Cheteham was listed in Lancashire in 1394. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Another branch of the family was found at Allerton in Lancashire. "At the time of the Domesday Survey, three thanes held 'Alretune;' which was in the possession of Geoffrey de Chetham in the reign of Henry III." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Cheetham Spelling Variations


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Cheetham 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 Cheetham include Chetham, Cheetham, Cheetam, Cheetum and others.

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Cheetham Early History


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Cheetham Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cheetham research. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cheetham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cheetham Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cheetham Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cheetham Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cheetham In Ireland


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Cheetham In Ireland



Some of the Cheetham family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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:

Cheetham Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Cheetham, aged 24, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Alfred Cheetham, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • George Cheetham, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848
  • Charles Cheetham, aged 28, arrived in New York in 1854
  • John Cheetham, aged 6, landed in New York in 1854
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cheetham Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ernest Cheetham, aged 28, who landed in America from Woodley, Scotland, in 1908
  • Emma Cheetham, aged 37, who emigrated to America from Blackburn, England, in 1909
  • Clara E. Cheetham, aged 55, who landed in America from Gemley, England, in 1909
  • Frederick Cheetham, aged 40, who emigrated to the United States from MIddleton, England, in 1910
  • Henry Cheetham, aged 22, who landed in America from Sheffield, England, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cheetham Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Alexander Cheetham, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749

Cheetham Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Cheetham, English convict from Chester, who was transported aboard the "America" on April 4, 1829, settling in New South Wales, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1829 with 176 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1829

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cheetham (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cheetham (post 1700)



  • The Rt Rev Henry Cheetham (1827-1899), English Anglican Bishop
  • Erika Cheetham (1939-1998), English medieval scholar
  • Thomas Miles "Tommy" Cheetham (1910-1993), English professional footballer
  • Roy Alexander Cheetham (b. 1939), English former footballer
  • John Frederick Cheetham (1835-1916), English cotton mill-owner in Cheshire and a Liberal Party politician
  • Arthur Cheetham (1864-1937), English-born Welsh film-maker
  • Craig Cheetham, English actor
  • Steven Philip Cheetham (b. 1987), English cricketer
  • Richard Ian Cheetham (b. 1955), the current English Anglican Area Bishop of Kingston-upon-Thames
  • John Cheetham (1802-1886), prosperous English cotton manufacturer
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Cheetham Historic Events


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Cheetham Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. John McIntosh Cheetham, British Assistant Saloon Steward from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Quod tuum tenne
Motto Translation: Hold what is yours


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1829 with 176 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1829

Other References

  1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  7. 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).
  8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  11. ...

The Cheetham Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cheetham 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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