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The ancient roots of the Chelley family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Chelley comes from when the family lived in the hamlet of Cheal, in the parish of Gosberton, in the county of Lincolnshire.

Chelley Early Origins



The surname Chelley was first found in Lincolnshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Chelley Spelling Variations


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Chelley Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Chelley has appeared include Chely, Chelley, Chealey, Cheales, Cheals, Cheeley, Cheal, Cheel, Chele, Cheles, Cheyle, Cheyles and many more.

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Chelley Early History


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Chelley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chelley research. Another 429 words (31 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1273, 1275, 1327, 1500, 1668, and 1682 are included under the topic Early Chelley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chelley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chelley Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Chelley 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



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Chelley arrived in North America very early: John Cheley, who settled in Ontario in 1871; and William John Cheley, who settled in Colorado in 1905.

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    2. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    5. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    10. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
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    The Chelley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chelley 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 27 October 2010 at 13:26.

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