The founding heritage of the Cheise family is in the Anglo-Saxon
culture that once dominated in Britain. The name Cheise comes from when one of the family worked as a cheese-maker or seller of cheese. The surname Cheise 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 Cheise belongs to this class of names.
Early Origins of the Cheise family
The surname Cheise was first found in Norfolk
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Cheise family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cheise research.Another 391 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1279, 1279, 1332, 1366, 1379, 1597, 1500 and 1808 are included under the topic Early Cheise History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cheise Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Cheise has been spelled many different ways, including Cheese, Chese, Chuse, Chouse, Cheser, Chesse and others.
Early Notables of the Cheise family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cheise family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Cheises to arrive in North America: Edmund Cheese who arrived in New York in 1832 and Robert Cheese in Mississippi in 1890.