The Cherrill name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived in the parish of Cherhill, which was located three miles from Calne in the diocese of Salisbury and the county of Wiltshire
. The surname Cherrill belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation
names, which were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Cherrill family
The surname Cherrill was first found in Wiltshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Cherrill family
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Cherrill Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Cherrill has undergone many spelling variations
, including Cherrill, Cheril, Cherril, Cherill, Churhille, Churhylle, Cherrall, Cherhill, Chirel, Cherrille, Keryle and many more.
Early Notables of the Cherrill family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cherrill family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Cherrill were among those contributors: William Cherrall who arrived in New England
Contemporary Notables of the name Cherrill (post 1700)
- Virginia Cherrill (1908-1996), American actress best known for her role as the blind girl in Charlie Chaplin's "City Lights". She went on to perform in such movies as Troubled Waters in 1936, What Price Crime? in 1935 and many more