The name Cheezie comes from one of the family having worked as a cheese-maker or seller of cheese. The surname Cheezie is derived from the Old English word cese
and the West Saxon word cyse,
which both mean cheese. Occupational
names frequently refer to the principal object associated with the activity of the original bearer, such as tools or products. These types of occupational
surnames are called metonymic surnames.
The surname Cheezie belongs to this class of names.
Early Origins of the Cheezie family
The surname Cheezie was first found in Norfolk
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Cheezie family
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Cheezie 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 Cheezie have been found, including: Cheese, Chese, Chuse, Chouse, Cheser, Chesse and others.
Early Notables of the Cheezie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cheezie 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 Cheezie, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : Edmund Cheese who arrived in New York in 1832 and Robert Cheese in Mississippi in 1890.