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.
Early Origins of the Cheeves family
The surname Cheeves was first found in Oxfordshire
, where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Cheeves family
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Cheeves 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.
Early Notables of the Cheeves family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cheeves family to the New World and Oceana
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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Cheeves (post 1700)