Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in Suffolk.
Early Origins of the Cheke family
Suffolk where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Cheke family
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Cheke Spelling Variations
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. Cheke has been spelled many different ways, including Cheek, Cheeke, Cheeks, Cheke, Chick, Chicke and others.
Early Notables of the Cheke family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cheke 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 Chekes to arrive in North America: Phillip Cheeke who settled in Barbados in 1685; Henry Cheeke settled in Philadelphia in 1823; John Cheeke arrived in New York in 1823; George Cheek settled in Potomac Maryland in 1742..
Contemporary Notables of the name Cheke (post 1700)
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