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Cherret History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient name of Cherret finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from a name for a maker of the village cheese. The surname Cherret can be traced to the Old English cesewyrhta which means "a cheese-maker." This profession was very important in the medieval period; in the days before refrigeration, milk could be kept for a day or two at most, and the only way to ensure a long term supply of dairy products was to make it into cheese. The suffix -wright was usually adopted by a someone who provided a service with either wood or machinery.

Early Origins of the Cherret family

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

Early History of the Cherret family

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Cherret Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Cherret family name include Cheesewright, Cheeswright, Cheeseright, Chesewright, Cheswright, Chiswright, Chesewricte, Cheeseman, Cheesman and many more.

Early Notables of the Cherret family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Cherret family to the New World and Oceana

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Cherret surname or a spelling variation of the name include : Paul Cheeswright who sailed to Georgia in 1732.

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