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The rich and ancient history of the Cheeves family name dates back to the time of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It comes from the baptismal name for the son of Genevieve.

Cheeves Early Origins



The surname Cheeves was first found in Oxfordshire, where they held a family seat from very early times.

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Cheeves Spelling Variations


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Cheeves 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 Cheeves have been found, including Jeeves, Jeeve, Jeves, Jeve, Geeves, Geeve, Geve and many more.

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Cheeves Early History


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Cheeves Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cheeves research. Another 231 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1279, 1349, 1369 and 1578 are included under the topic Early Cheeves History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cheeves Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cheeves Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Cheeves 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 Cheeves, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : John Jeeves, who sailed to Virginia in 1654.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cheeves (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cheeves (post 1700)




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Cheeves Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    3. 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).
    4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    9. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Cheeves Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cheeves 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 28 November 2015 at 12:05.

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