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
Wiltshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Cherrill family
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Cherrill Spelling Variations
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 in 1635.
Contemporary Notables of the name Cherrill (post 1700)
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