Clan name Ui Ceinnsealaigh.
Early Origins of the Chensello family
Wexford (Irish: Loch Garman), founded by Vikings as Waesfjord, and located in Southeastern Ireland, in the province of Leinster, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Chensello family
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Chensello Spelling Variations
spelling variations. This is because the recording scribe or church official often decided as to how a person's name was spelt and in what language. Research into the name Chensello revealed many variations, including Kinsella, Kinsellagh, Kincheloe,Kenselloe, Kinsello and many more.
Early Notables of the Chensello family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chensello family to the New World and Oceana
During the 19th century thousands of impoverished Irish families made the long journey to British North America and the United States. These people were leaving a land that had become beset with poverty, lack of opportunity, and hunger. In North America, they hoped to find land, work, and political and religious freedoms. Although the majority of the immigrants that survived the long sea passage did make these discoveries, it was not without much perseverance and hard work: by the mid-19th century land suitable for agriculture was short supply, especially in British North America, in the east; the work available was generally low paying and physically taxing construction or factory work; and the English stereotypes concerning the Irish, although less frequent and vehement, were, nevertheless, present in the land of freedom, liberty, and equality for all men. The largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. Research into passenger and immigration lists has brought forth evidence of the early members of the Chensello family in North America: Michael Kinsella, who settled in Philadelphia in 1860; and John Alexander Kinsella who settled there in 1846.
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